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11/19/12 10:46 PM
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Iskalainen
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UGCTT_Shope -  I guess I'm the only one that loves Goldie. Wouldn't be the same without him. Phone Post

Nah, I've got love for him too. Whenever he's not presenting, I don't get the UFC feel. He sounds good, presents well, has good chemistry with Rogan, but he does have some obvious flaws in breaking down fights.
11/19/12 10:49 PM
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notsobigmike - Goldberg's main job is a lot tougher than it looks.

He's really there to transition elements of the show (fights, packages, interviews, etc.) and plug sponsors and future events.

Staying on top of all that stuff, along with essentially being the visible engine that keeps the show moving forward, is NOT an easy job.

His fight commentary is weak at best, but I give him a pass because that's not really what he's there for.

They need a third man in the booth to take the pressure off during the actual fights, and keep Goldy's stuff at the margins.

This.
11/20/12 12:19 AM
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Sativa G - Vent frat thread on why I can't stand Goldie

It sucks to have an announcer you like, and one you don't, team together because you can't just hit mute. So you're forced to take the good with the bad. Nothing pisses me off more than the following.

1: Goldie will be talking his usual meaningless drivel no one cares about 90% of the time. Joe will have to cut in, to say something fight relevant, regarding something technical/educational and time sensitive that is currently going on so that fans understand. Goldie will NEVER yield to this!! He will just start TALKING LOUDER until every last word he planned to say is said, to keep Joe from saying what he's gotta say. It's so childish. It's like he's worked sooo hard to get a thought of something that nothing will stand in his way of getting it out. Not even an expert trying to explain what the fans are seeing

2: He doesn't understand the difference between color commentator and play and play. He keeps trying to go to color and act like he knows the technical side of mma

3: He treats fights like he's a radio broadcaster, which means he feels dead air = death. He has no concept of the value for just shutting up at times and letting fans enjoy the moment like they were there. He feels it's better to say SOMEthing no matter how meaningless, than nothing at all. WRONG! This isn't radio dummy! STFU for 10 seconds!!

4: The stuff that this guy still doesn't know after all the fights he's covered is amazing. That won't stop him from trying to act like he knows. That won't make him train BJJ since that knowledge is job relevant, or at least watch YT videos showing basic techniques. It wouldn't matter if he stuck to his role as play by play, but he refuses to stop stepping on Joe's toes and keeps going to the color commentary side

He's the annoying guy at the ufc party that will never shut up, loves the sound of his own voice too much, wants to sound like they know way more than they do, will talk over you if you try to chime in, etc etc. Only Gus Johnson is worse for me.


A) yes i'm mad bro
B) yes most "did not read lol" / frat
C) is for cookie

I agree on most points, but the last one, I'm pretty sure he has in fact trained BJJ and MT.

interesting.  googled and found he supposedly trains MT. no sign of BJJ.  the article i read says MT to "stay in shape," so maybe he views it as thai bo exercise or something.  that would explain the eternal novice level knowledge. 

 

11/20/12 12:19 AM
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the more i think about this it's funny because training or not, you'd think after that many years announcing fight after fight, sitting right next to an mma guru, that he'd show occasional signs of learning something, lol.  if i had to watch plummers work for over 10 years up close, and discuss it every time sitting right next to a plummer guru, I promise you i'd learn alot, and I have zero interest in plumming, lol.  how disinterested would you have to be to not learn anything?? it's amazing to me the man's apathy with the sport


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