Originally Posted by 1strikeclothing
And commentating is not as easy as people think it is. You constantly need to be speaking, have excellent/proper speech and have good knowledge of the sport.
While at the same time, you have to know how to plug products, plug storylines into fights and how to say things without really saying things so you can feed your partner into his next talking point. All the while trying to keep pace with a sport that, at times, can move at a breakneck speed from one point to the next. The only sport IMO that's harder to commentate is hockey given the speed in which things move.
It always astounds me when people rank on Rogan, Florian, Bonnar, Mir or Stann as color guys but express an insane love for Bas Rutten. Bas adds nothing to the product and is there solely to watch a show and get himself over.