Was Replacing Goldie with Anik necessary for the UFC to procure the ESPN deal?

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  1. ohayou gozaimasu

    ohayou gozaimasu Purple Belt

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    Now that UFC is on ESPN, one has to wonder, was getting rid of Goldie a calculated move by WME to present a more professional image? Were Goldie's days limited ever since ownership changed hands? As much as I love Goldie, it's hard for me to imagine him doing commentary on a platform like ESPN. We all remember what happened on his first NFL gig.

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    Is Anik a more valuable commodity to the UFC than we had previously imagined?

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    On the eve of UFC's debut on the ESPN platform, we pay tribute to a fallen warrior. We still miss you.

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    3nigma Purple Belt

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    Have you seen some of the hosts on ESPN? Goldie is a steup above.
     
  3. Klaavical

    Klaavical Purple Belt

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  4. Joshuagilbert91

    Joshuagilbert91 "are you fucking mirin' brah?"

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    I liked Goldie... him and Rogan were a great team. Rogan is very knowledgeable about MMA, and Goldie was good to support Rogan/be comic relief at times. I don't mind Anik, but for the longest time Rogan/Goldie were the voices of the UFC so it was a bit of an adjustment.
     
  5. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Brown Belt

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    Goldie > ESPN
     
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    Don't know. I'm just glad he's gone and I haven't missed his lame ass for a single second.
     
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  7. Raise Your Fist

    Raise Your Fist Red Belt

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    whats the story with that tweet?

    Goldie is a super nice dude wonder what got him heated
     
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  8. ohayou gozaimasu

    ohayou gozaimasu Purple Belt

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    How dare you
     
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  9. juanM3

    juanM3 Purple Belt

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    Anik does a good job. He's a pro. I think he was mostly responsible for getting fighters to record their names so they pronounce it right.
     
  10. WHALEWOLF

    WHALEWOLF Blue Belt

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    What happened to Goldberg is what happens to a lot of people in businesses. They had to cut costs. He was probably well taken care of by Zuffa.
     
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    Worst commentator ever.
     
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    but what i have been curious was to where the hell did Anik come from? I really thought he must have been related to someone from wme or fox.
     
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    He isn't worse than Michael "needs subtitles" Bisping. They put him on ESPN.
     
  14. KeepItRealist

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    Long as Stann is gone, don't care.
     
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    No but it was necessary in general

    How so many of you miss a guy who didn't even know half the fighter's names in beyond me

    Anik is boring but he's wayyyyyy better

    I'm all for funny commentators but be funny and know what you're talking about. Like Bas. Not funny because of how stupid you are
     
  16. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    No
    When they let goldie go, ESPN was not even in the top 3 bidders for UFC.

    It seems like a strictly cost saving call by WME
     
  17. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Anik was with UFC under the Lorenzo era
     
  18. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    What do you mean?
    a severance package?
     
  19. ohayou gozaimasu

    ohayou gozaimasu Purple Belt

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    He actually started out on the ESPN MMA show, MMA Live.
     
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    Goldie is Goldie but Anik/Rogan is the best commentary team in the history of combat sports. Throw in DC for the Trifecta.
     

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