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 BloodyElbow.com’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.