Not much has been heard from former Mike Goldberg after he was unceremoniously let go of his color commentating duties with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last December after UFC 207.
Though he did make an unexpected appearance at a previous UFC event.
A few weeks ago, however, there were rumblings that “Goldie” could be back cageside in the near future, albeit with another mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, as Bellator MMA seemed to show interest.
Now, the promotion’s head cheese, Scott Coker, chimes in on the possibility of Goldberg joining his team, telling The Mac Life that though he is interested, fitting him in isn’t easy and not a sure thing.
“We have been talking but I feel like we have got a great team”, Coker said. “Sean (Grande) and Jimmy [Smith] do a great job, so we’ll see what happens. We have talked. We have a great team — and that’s the hard part. If we were starting all over, you know? Starting from scratch? Then maybe we could have more flexibility but we’re trying to see if we can fit him in and get something going but it’s not imminent and like I said, we have a great team.”
Since Mike’s departure from UFC, the promotion seems to have been doing well in the booth, as the the WME-IMG-owned company has gone with a three-man booth so far for it’s big pay-per-view (PPV) events in 2017, using current Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for UFC 208 alongside Jon Anik and Joe Rogan.
For next weekend’s (Sat., March 4, 2017) UFC 209 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, former Bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will join Rogan and Anik for commentating duties.
As for Goldberg’s own future calling fights, that’s still a mystery, though he can find comfort in knowing at least one promotion is thinking about him.
Source:: mma mania