Former UFC announcer Mike Goldberg didn’t get a friendly sendoff when he called his last night of fights at UFC 207 last month. News broke earlier that day that it was going to be the last time he would call a UFC fight card, but not a word of his last assignment made mention through the end of the broadcast. Nothing, nada, zilch, just clocked out and didn’t even get a “Hey, thanks for the last two decades of loyalty.” Cold.
But for all the cards Goldie appeared on in his UFC tenure, few struck a nerve as the one that surprised everyone at UFC Phoenix this past weekend. You see, Goldberg wasn’t in the booth, as we’re used to seeing him. No, he was in the stands, you guys.
And once Goldie’s face hit the screen, the MMA internet collectively did an “LOL, wut.”
To the tweets!
Just saw Mike Goldberg in the stands! Love it! #ufcphoenix
— Nelly (@bignelly21) January 16, 2017
Mike Goldberg in the regular crowd lol?? #ufcphoenix
— MIA VS EVERYBODY (@xvrandombsxx) January 16, 2017
— Tommy Pinedo (@PinedoJR93) January 16, 2017
Mike Goldberg is in the crowd? Mike Goldberg is in the crowd #UFCPhoenix
— Michael A Wellman (@mikewellman88) January 16, 2017
Mike Goldberg in the crowd. No mention #UFCPhoenix
— Art-illery (@tonyfamilia) January 16, 2017
— Libby Jamison (@libbyslemonade) January 16, 2017
— ~UFC/BTCaddict~ (@BJC1227) January 16, 2017
— Las Vegas Fight Shop (@LVFightShop) January 16, 2017
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) January 16, 2017
Mike Goldberg in the stands. Read his lips carefully, someone #UFCPhoenix
— Akhilesh.G (@KayfabeDiaries) January 16, 2017
— Ryan Frederick (@ryanjfrederick) January 16, 2017
Mike Goldberg being in the crowd for #UFCphoenix tonight is just…..weird
— Charlie Flood (@cflood03) January 16, 2017
The UFC just gave Mike Goldberg’s seat in the crowd to Daniel Cormier. #ufcphoenix
— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) January 16, 2017
You think Mike Goldberg is calling the fights in the audience? That would be great #UFCPhoenix
— Brandon Frm NJ (@BrandonfrmNJ) January 16, 2017
— The Outlaw LA Red (@justinharvey75) January 16, 2017
How the UFC gonna do Mike Goldberg dirty like that, his seats are shit lol. He should have lifetime front row access #ufcphoenix
— Surfer Ken©™ (@SurferKenLive) January 16, 2017
— MMA GIFS (@mma_gifs_) January 16, 2017
— Gabriel Gonzalez (@DoubleGonTV) January 16, 2017
Just wrapped up a 1200-word conspiracy theory about why Mike Goldberg was in the audience at #UFCPhoenix. Stay tuned for absolute lunacy.
— Jared Jones (@JJWritesStuff) January 17, 2017