WME-IMG are about to make the smartest decision they’ll ever make. After purchasing the UFC for an ungodly sum of money, they had to recoup that money somehow. The easiest way would be to cash in on a huge TV contract.
To cash in on a huge TV contract, you have to obey the TV stations. And the TV stations want nothing to do with “hype masters” Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg.
Note from Meltzer regarding TV negotiations. Networks want to remove “hype master” Rogan/Goldberg style of announcing, UFC willing to change
— Fight_Ghost (@Fight_Ghost) November 29, 2016
That’s because TV stations are smart. As an avid UFC watcher for over 10 years, I can tell you that Rogan and Goldberg are terrible. They mispronounce names, incorrectly call strikes and positions, and yell that the fight is over when it isn’t. They haven’t improved in 10 years and it’s foolish to think that they’ll start improving now.
Sorry, Goldberg and Rogan, IT IS ALL OVER for your time in the UFC.