When Mike Goldberg revealed he would be leaving the UFC following the UFC 207 event this past Friday night in Las Vegas, that left an opening for the lead announcer position. And while there still hasn’t been an announcement, former WWE announcer turned ESPN broadcaster Todd Grisham changed his Twitter bio to indicate he had been hired by the company and then tweeted this:
Just changed my twitter handle to @GrishamMMA. 2017 is going to be a great year!— Todd Grisham (@GrishamMMA) January 3, 2017
Followed by this from a colleague of his at ESPN:
Congrats to my good friend @GrishamMMA, who will be making his debut on the desk with UFC next week in Phoenix. Excited for you, pal.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 3, 2017
It’s unclear if he’s getting the lead job that Goldberg once held or if he’s sliding into the number two slot for smaller shows but at the very least it looks like he’s made it to the UFC.
Excited for him?