Did Bellator make a mistake letting Jimmy Smith go?

Turning our attention to the announce table in this article guys and girls. There has been a lot of changes for both Bellator and UFC this year.

None more well known than Jimmy Smith joining the announce team at UFC and ‘Big John McCarthy” swapping roles in the industry from a referee to announcer for Bellator.

We have seen a number of big names join rival organisation from the UFC of late, including big names like Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson and current Bellator light-heavyweight champion Ryan Bader.

While I’m sure most of would agree the acquisition of Smith is pure genius on Dana whites part to push ahead of the opposition. Whereas Scott Coker’s decision, in my opinion, was a complete train wreck. All the proof you’ll need is by re-watching Bellator 200.

With a series of blunders including “discombobulated” (discombobulated) to his post-fight interview with Michael Venom Page, “and you frustrate guys to no degree of frustration”.

Don’t get me wrong I respect the hell out of the guy, but twenty five years in the sport has not taught him how to be a great commentator.

Whereas Smith has had nothing but great performances and has teamed well with Joe Rogan, as well as hosting many events without him and flourished. Only time will tell if Bellator will regret their decision.

Let’s hope their explosive fight cards/new acquisitions can make up for this. Judgment on staff aside, Coker is making key steps to take his franchise to the next level of entertainment with the constant hiring of former and current UFC fighters to his roster.

And the possibility of introducing a ex golden glove winner 50 cent into the heavyweight ranks, things can only get better for him.

Rampage Jackson is the odds-on favourite to come face to face with ‘Fiddy,’ “Don’t get it fucked up,” the veteran rapper wrote on Instagram in a post that has since been deleted.

“I’m the baddest Jackson around this motherfucker. Now, if we can get the money right, Rampage got a problem on his hands.” Let’s just hope the commentary department makes the same steps forward.

Aaron East
aaron_east2017@outlook.com
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