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Bellator veteran Jimmy Smith joins UFC broadcast team

MMA: Bellator 181-Girtz vs Campos Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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