I'm making my way back through all of the UFC events on Fight Pass, and I just re-watched UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan. While Jeff Blatnick was interviewing Maurice Smith and Randy Couture after the main event, I realized that he always did a great job. There's loud hard rock music blaring in the arena, and some of those guys back in the day tended to be difficult to interview, but he kept them on task, asked good questions and had a great presence and tone on the mic. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing like having Joe Rogan calling a fight like Silva / Sonnen, Silva / Weidman, Lawler / MacDonald, Arlovski / Browne, but when it comes to post-fight interviews, Blatnick had him beat. Hands-down. Maybe this is fresh on my mind, subconsciously, because of Joe's turrrrible interview of Ronda Rousey and some other really bad recent interviews. Since Joe really encroaches on PbP these days anyway, I wish Blatnick were still around and we could have a three-man booth: Blatnick on color and interviews, Joe on PbP, and Goldie on Tale of the Tape and Corn Nuts promos and shit.