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Mauro Ranallo addresses Affliction issue

ranallo38d.jpg When Affliction announced last week that its pay-per-view broadcast team would consist of Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg, and John McCarthy, it contradicted a previous announcement made by The Fight Network that indicated Mauro Ranallo would be on board to handle play-by-play responsibilities.

In his weekly blog on The Fight Network’s website, Ranallo has revealed why his name is no longer attached to the broadcast.

“For you inquiring minds out there, the reason I am not going to be announcing the Affliction: Banned pay per view on Saturday, July 19th in Anaheim is due to my contractual obligations to EliteXC,” Ranallo stated. “I am looking forward to anchoring The Fight Network’s extensive coverage of the Affliction event and I know that Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg and the Fight Network’s own “Big” John McCarthy will do a superlative job of calling the action.”

Just a reminder that you can listen to Ranallo every Monday through Friday on Fight Network Radio at 3 p.m. ET on Sirius Channel 186. During a recent segment in which’s Luke Thomas was a guest, Ranallo revealed that many of the production elements involved with EliteXC’s first show on CBS (the girls and the fireworks) will not be a part of the promotion’s second telecast on July 26.

  • Panama says:

    I’ve been saying this for a long time, but EliteXC can certainly do without all of those uncoordinated girls shaking their asses all of over the place.

    Maybe 2 or 3 tops. Not 15 of them.

  • mo says:

    sam, i don’t think it is channel 186 anymore. I think they (the fight network) moved to channel 98 or somewhere around there a week or so ago.

  • paul says:

    Wow…I might watch this event now that Ranallo isn’t announcing. I don’t know what I will do without his over-enunciation, drama-filled comments, and rehearsed (and stupid) one-liners. I know what I will do….I will actually enjoy the broadcast. Great news!!!!

  • Ronin says:

    Agree Panama girls a ickyy!! blah gross, I wanna wanna see guy rolling on top of each other..

  • Jay K. says:

    Too funny! I too thought those chicks looked very uncoordinated and low rent! kinda like WCW rejects that failed at roller derby.

    Glad to see Elite headed in a more serious direction. The sport shouldn’t be a spectacle or farce but taken seriously like the UFC. Additionally, we won’t be seeing Gary Shaw’s fat mug in front of the camera anymore, which will really add to their credibility.

    Jay K.

    ps. Ronin, you’re a homo.


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