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UFC 278 will feature Joe Rogan-less alternate commentary stream dubbed, ‘With The Gronks’

It’s been just a couple months since famed National Football League (NFL) tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from professional football, but “Gronk” has already found his way back onto ESPN in more ways than one. During the UFC San Diego broadcast, it was announced that With The Gronks would air next weekend (Sat. Aug. 20, 2022), with Gronkowski and has family providing alternate commentary for the UFC 278 event.

Gronkowski himself announced it on his Twitter earlier tonight, asking “@brucebuffer, is iiiiiiiiiiit tiiiiiiiimmmmeee for me to start training?? Let me know after the Megacast with my family, UFC 278 GRONK STYLE on @espnplus next Saturday. I’ll be waiting.”

Unsure of what to expect without Joe Rogan’s “OOOOHHHHHs” to guide your viewing pleasure? Likely, With The Gronks will fall somewhere between the Manningcast, which features Peyton and Eli Manning breaking down live NFL games, and the infamous UFC Snoopcast, which featured Snoop Dogg yelling nonsense over Contenders Series fights back in 2017.

Anyone going to give it a shot?

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 278 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ABC/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 278: “Usman vs. Edwards 2” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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