Originally Posted by DhakaMMA
You also need good commentary to convey the fighters and info about them to the fans. This is very important. That's the only way the fans will develop a connection to the athlete, so commentary and pre-fight video packages are very important.
A lot of people say they want Schiavello there, but he's in contract with AXStv im guessing, plus he has a busy schedule already. But i also feel most SPIKE audiences would not be as welcoming to someone with such a nasally Australian accent. The SPIKE crowd is better off with commentators with an American accent or someone palatable.
I think they need to get rid of Frank Shamrock, they seem to be going that route already, and def get rid of Ron Kruck. That man is atrocious, atleast Frank kept his mouth shut during commentary. Kruck's commentary at Glory 8 was horrible, and his post-fight interviews suck too... If Ray Sefo was available, i would have said have him on color, let Ranallo do play-by-play, and have Rufous do analysis. Ranallo already works on a 4-man team on Showtime, why can't he tell Glory to get a 3rd man in there?
I hadn't thought of that re Schiavello (accent). But you may be right and there could be an advantage to making the whole thing as American as possible (Canadians ok)
I like your final suggestion. that could be a good team
totally agree re Frank. I thought that he was brutal for Glory. I know that he was a great all around fighter but he didn't come across as having done his homework at all