Dana White Confirms That Commentator Mike Goldberg Will Call Final Event at UFC 207

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 28, 2016
A longtime staple of UFC pay-per-view broadcasts will bid farewell on Friday night.

Speaking to assembled media in Las Vegas on Wednesday, UFC President Dana White confirmed that longtime play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg will part ways with the promotion after UFC 207. Entimports.com first reported the news.

Goldberg began his tenure with the Las Vegas-based organization at UFC 15.5 “Ultimate Japan 1” in 1997 and became a fixture along with analyst Joe Rogan at pay-per-view events. Rogan, meanwhile, recently signed a one-year deal that will see him calling the majority of UFC pay-per-view cards through 2017. It is currently unclear who might replace Goldberg.

Goldberg’s exit continues a trend of major changes since William Morris Endeavor and International Management Group (WME-IMG) purchased the promotion from Zuffa this past summer for a reported $4 billion. Longtime matchmaker Joe Silva will leave the UFC at the end of the year as well, while vice president of public relations Dave Sholler and UFC vice president and general manager of Brazil Giovani Decker have already parted ways with the company.

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