For the many many many people around Montreal who couldn’t get tickets and the millions watching around the world, you’ll be getting something a bit different at UFC83: Kenny Florian in the commenting booth instead of Joe Rogan:
“I’ll be commentating actually, start to finish, my first, my debut as the co-commentator,” said Florian on MMAWeekly Radio Friday night. “I’ll be there with Goldie. Goldie will be leading the way; he’ll be the quarterback. I’ll be the kind of back up.”
Florian, who helped with the play-by-play of the main event fight between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida last December, will assume the duties of color commentator because regular color man, Joe Rogan, had previous obligations and will be unable to attend.
It’s not unusual for Rogan to miss a show here or there because of conflicts … the guy is still doing tons of stand up comedy and acting on the side. But is it too much to wish that once in a while Goldberg could miss a show? While my guess is that Goldberg will be Goldberg no matter who’s in the booth with him, I’d really like to see how Rogan played off someone who wasn’t a complete doofus.