Joe Rogan finally got them to listen.
Former Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) broadcast team in “a variety of different on-air talent roles,” according to the promotion’s press release.
That includes FOX Sports and pay-per-view (PPV) events, as well as pre-fight programming.
“I am honored to join the world’s premier combat sports brand in 2018,” Smith said. “It is a privilege to call fights for a living and I can’t wait to join the tremendous UFC broadcast team to call the best fights in the world. To the UFC fans, I am thrilled to join you for this wild ride. See you all very soon!”
A debut date has yet to be finalized.
Honored to be a part of the @ufc and getting to call the biggest fights in the world!! Can’t wait to get to know everyone there and show how hard I can work!!— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) January 12, 2018
UFC and Bellator swapped on-air voices in recent months. Longtime play-by-play man Mike Goldberg switched teams back in June of last year, while Smith parted ways with the Viacom-owned promotion just last month.
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