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Mauro Ranallo talks landing gig on ‘Inside MMA,’ working with Bas Rutten, WWE, and raising mental health awareness

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The combat sports broadcasting legend opened up about his new gig on “Inside MMA,” with longtime friend Bas Rutten, landing a dream job with WWE, being an advocate for mental health, and yet another goal on his bucket list.

The talented voice of Mauro Ranallo has been a staple of the combat sports sphere for well over a decade now and his commentary has left a major impact on fight fans and aficionados. No matter what the name is on the mic flag that sends his unique and energetic words through the airwaves, they’ve steadily remained unmistakable, unforgettable and in a league of their own.

Well versed in mixed martial arts, kickboxing and boxing, the Canadian commentator from Abbotsford, British Columbia has voiced some of the most memorable fights in all three of those sports including Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. Most recently the tireless professional has added professional wrestling to his ever-growing list of duties, landing the gig as the new play-by-play voice of WWE Smackdown, which airs Thursday nights on USA Network.

Ranallo, 46, began his mixed martial arts (MMA) broadcasting career in 2003 calling the action for Pride Fighting Championships in Japan with UFC hall of famer, Bas Rutten. The two have since maintained a close friendship since then and recently launched the “Rutten and Ranallo” podcast together. On March 25 2016, the duo will be reunited once again when Ranallo makes his debut as co-anchor for “Inside MMA” on AXSTV.

“It’s awesome to be covering MMA with the guy who was instrumental in me being in the MMA industry in the first place,” Ranallo told MMAmania.com.

Ranallo used to host a daily show called “The MMA Show” on The Score network in Canada from 2009-2011. After that he did a podcast called “The Show with Mauro Ranallo,” which ….View full article

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