Posted by Patchedup15
As i sit here watching my 3rd ever Strikeforce event I have to say.. the announcing is an inconsequential as the fights themselves are. Neither man takes on the role of a decent color commentator, and neither provides anything near an accurate play by play. As a viewer this is what i want to hear, if anything. Unless commentators are going to tell me whats going on and some related stats, and provide some hype.. they shouldn't be there.
At one point someone even went so far as to say that Fedor and Hendo were very similiar fighters.. in what way?? certainly not fighting styles (as was implied by the context, the announcer said that both men used grappling as their bread an butter.. BS!) I count 12 times they have said "Dan Hendo Henderson" What are nicknames for if not to shorten the name?? just say Hendo, Dan, Henderson.. anything other than the whole thing.. seriously.. Zuffa lets get on this
I'll agree with that. The announcing is awful in Strikeforce and I've said it many times and I'll say it again. Mauro and Gus Johnson are the two worst announcers in mma and strikeforce happens to have them both sitting beside each other spewing crap out of their mouths repeatedly. I can't even begin to tell you how much it bothers me when Mauro starts complaining about the amount of action in a fight. It dates back to Pride. He's been working along side the sport for years, you'd think he'd develop as an announcer, but he hasn't.
And Johnson is just awkward. He speaks like Shatner in Star Trek. Throwing in massive pause breaks randomly in the middle of sentences all the time. If you wrote down everything he said, the way he said it you'd think a four year old wrote it.