Bad news for those of you hoping to get a handjob out of Mike Goldberg in exchange for uppers sometime in the future. According to MMAFighting (a slightly more reliable source than, Goldie is suffering from a boring respiratory ailment:

“I’m doing well,” he said.

“Those rumors out there are not true. I’m dealing with a complicated health issue but feeling better and hoping to be back to 100 percent by Jan. 26 (UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago). See you soon.”

Goldberg declined to discuss his health issue in detail.

However, according to multiple sources close to Goldberg, who all asked to remain anonymous, the broadcaster suffered from a severe upper respiratory infection in October. The already-asthmatic Goldberg was then treated with large doses of medication to open the airway and treat the infection. Goldberg’s doctor later confirmed that the medication taken to treat the infection in combination with his normal asthma medication caused severe side effects that affected his ability to work, which according to the same sources, was the reason he missed UFC 155.

Well isn’t my face red. And not from a respiratory problem either. Or amphetamine addiction. Okay, maybe amphetamine addiction. This kinda sucks. Between Mauro Ranallo and Mike Goldberg I figured there were finally MMA announcers out there that understood my tortured existence.