Originally Posted by PheelGoodInc
I get it. I really do. It needs to be dumbed down for the casual fan and Goldie does that.
It still doesn't change the fact that he is cheesy as can be and has facial expressions and mannerism that scream "I'm a giant douche."
Put someone else in his place with maybe slightly more knowledge and isn't nearly as cheesy.
Everytime I see his stupid head motions when he's talking to Rogan I wonder if he has tourrets and is about to yell out a curse word. I would pay money to just punch him in the face in the middle of a pre fight talk.
I also hate that he used to brag that he knew nothing about MMA and only got the job because he feels he can commentate for any sport. Seems like a douche thing to say and is even slightly dis respectful to the sport.
As much as I agree that what he says has become cheesy and douchy to a degree, he still gets the job done. My friend watched UFC 129 with me at a bar the other day, and he doesn't know too much about submission names or even names of strikes. You kinda learn that as you go along anyway. Just like with any other sport though, commentators at least come in pairs. Goldie does all the setups for Rogan. I'm sure he knows how submissions are set up by now, but he has to ask Rogan on air to explain it.
I believe Rogan has also said on record that Goldie knows his stuff. He is just asking to set it up for Rogan.
Now with the last part, I can completely understand why you think that. Though I would say MMA is a relatively new sport, so I wouldn't take that comment too seriously. Again, there's far worse. His name is Gus Johnson. I could start a forum based on how much I hate and disrespect that guy's MMA commentating. EDIT: In fact, the reason I dislike Gus Johnson is because he spits out nonsense and is bad for the sport. Goldie, however, is not.