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Bellator parts ways with announcer Jimmy Smith

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Longtime color commentator Jimmy Smith will no longer announce fights for Bellator MMA.

A press released issued by the company on Thursday announced that the company and the popular announcer “have mutually agreed to part ways.” The release did not give a reason for the decision.

Additionally, sources tell MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Chael Sonnen will be a frequent presence in Bellator’s announce booth, and Frank Mir, who earned plaudits several years ago for his work as a WEC color commentator, is also expected to be in the mix.

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Post #1   12/28/17 3:12:57PM   

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From what I remember, I always enjoyed Frank Mir commentating.

Post #2   12/28/17 3:14:12PM   

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its cause he looked too much like Rogan, end of story

Post #3   12/28/17 3:53:25PM   

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Can't picture what it'll be like without him honestly. Jimmy Smith IS Bellator. And now who will do the colour commentary for ACB? I thought Mir was great in that role. Maybe they'll just end up swapping jobs.

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I have always considered him to be the best announcer out there. Sad to hear this.

Post #5   12/28/17 9:14:11PM   

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UFC will pick him up. My next guess would be WSOF (or whatever it's called now). I see Bellator replacing him with either Sonnen, Schaub, Rutten, Mir, Mitrione.

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Post #6   12/29/17 4:41:14PM   

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Schaub isn't going to be tied down like that...

Post #7   12/29/17 9:21:25PM