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Frank Mir should take Couture's place as UFC spokesman and here's why

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First of all, before all the Randy nuthuggers go ape over the title, this isn't about Randy compared to Mir. This is about Mir's ability to relate with the public in general since Randy is no longer, according to himself, part of the UFC.

That said, while watching all the pre-fight interviews, from the Raw Vegas to the pre-fight press conference, Mir carried and articulated himself very well. This is evident at the weigh in when Rogan asked Mir to explain how he saw the fight going and then after, turned to Lesnar, and asked for a one sentence statement. Rogan knows, along with presumably other UFC officials, that Mir has a unique insight into the fight game and is able to express his perspective in laymen terms to the public. This is why he's color commentator for WEC and I personally think, when he retires, should take Rogans spot in the UFC.

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Post #1   2/4/08 3:59:00PM   

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Word agree 100%. Rogan annoys me as he prob does to a lot.

Post #2   2/4/08 4:00:52PM   

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I'd much rather see Mir replace Goldberg as a commentator than Rogan. I think Rogan is exactly what the sport needs.

Mir does a pretty decent job commentating in WEC, but for now I'll stick to watching him in the Octagon.

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Posted by Jackelope

I'd much rather see Mir replace Goldberg as a commentator than Rogan. I think Rogan is exactly what the sport needs.

Mir does a pretty decent job commentating in WEC, but for now I'll stick to watching him in the Octagon.



i agree

I think joe rogan is my favorite sports broadcaster, and i watch alot of sports.

Goldberg annoys be a wee bit though...

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franky mir does a great job in the wec. they should bring him in on the main events like they did randy.

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He should take goldbergs spot for sure. He doesn't say anything worth listening too because he just summarizes whatever rogan says. And when he does actually think of something himself to say, rogan normally has to correct him.

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I think they should replace both Rogan and Goldberg.



You've presented a good arguement for Mir being one of them. Randy would be another (the other) good choice, but it will probably not happen unless he and the UFC make amends.

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I really don't think Rogan is as bad as everyone says. He is very knowledgeable about the sport and draws attention form Fear Factor. I don't know how many times my friends that don't watch UFC say "Is that the Fear Factor Guy?" Plus at least he's not like a golf commentator, he is ot afraid to feel emotion. That's too rare in modern sports.

Goldberg isn't all that good, but his voice does work really, really good on the UFC commercials. He is pretty good at calling it when it's standing, but once it hits the ground, most fans know more than him. I remember him saying something about being in side control with your opponent having a guillotine on you form the bottom only reduces the effectiveness of the choke. Luckily Rogan corrected him ASAP lol.

But i totally agree, they should start using a third commentator for the co-main event and main event, and Frank would fit the bill perfectly. I'm pretty sure I've heard Frank commentate and I remember it not being half bad. He has a top notch experience on the ground, and could assist Rogan alot more than Goldberg there.

I for one would love to see this happen!

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i like mir as a commentator and i would like to see him do some high profile fights in the ufc

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Mir is decent in the WEC commentating. But have you heard him give intrerviews in the ring? He blows at that! Other than that, Joe Rogan rules and Goldberg annoys me!

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Now that Couture is gone, Frank Mir is the face of the UFC.

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Posted by tepid55

Now that Couture is gone, Rampage Jackson is the face of the UFC.


Fixed.

Seriously, though, I think Mir is an excellent fight commentator. I certainly wouldn't miss Mike Goldberg, but I do like Joe Rogan and I think Rogan and Mir essentially play the same position. I wouldn't mind hearing Mir in a UFC broadcast if Rogan is on vacation or something, but I'd leave Mir with the WEC (and maybe someday the WEC will do more than 3 or 4 broadcasts a year).

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I agree. I think Frank Mir gots what it takes to succeed.

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Frank is a very good comentator. i think he could replace Goldie but not Rogan. On a side note, is it me or does Goldie always look 3/4 drunk?

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I think Rogan does a great job commentating... for example the Nogueira Vs. Silvia fight. He let his know how Nog was setting up the sweep and I was excitedly anticipating it only to watch it happen and watch the fight turn on a dime as Rogan predicted. Thats when I knew he is good for commentating. As for Goldberg, His job is to make exaggerated statements that sound good during a commercial.

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