Goodbye Goldy! Top 10 Mike Goldberg Quotes

By the time you read this, Mike Goldberg will already have called his last fight in the UFC. It only makes sense then to celebrate some of his best (and worst) quotes during his time as a UFC commentator.

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 19: UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg speaks on camera during the FOX UFC Saturday event at the Amway Center on April 19, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL – APRIL 19: UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg speaks on camera during the FOX UFC Saturday event at the Amway Center on April 19, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Goldberg had been with the company since the dark period, when UFC events were not allowed on PPV. He has been with the UFC longer than any ownership group, longer than Dana White even. Whether you think he is a great commentator or not he has been a staple of UFC programming throughout the vast majority of its existence.

He might not have been the greatest play-by-play guy in the history of sports, but he always brought a lot of passion to his job. It wouldn’t be terribly surprising if Goldberg becomes the first broadcaster to go into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Here are the top 10 Mike Goldberg Quotes…

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: UFC announcer/commentator Mike Goldberg jokes around as he holds Joe Rogan's MMA Personality of the Year award at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 30: UFC announcer/commentator Mike Goldberg jokes around as he holds Joe Rogan’s MMA Personality of the Year award at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

10. On Keith Jardine’s Nickname

“If Jardine’s last name were ‘Johnson’, the nickname ‘Dean of Mean’ would make no sense.”
– Mike Goldberg calling Keith Jardine vs. Kerry Schall (TUF2 Finale)

I disagree. The nickname wouldn’t sound as cool, but it would still accurately describe Keith Jardine. This was one of those times where you could tell Goldberg believed he had something really funny to say, only it didn’t quite turn out like he wanted.

The Dean of Mean nickname was fitting for Jardine, both because it described his appearance and awkward fighting style, and because it alliterated well with his last name.

It is these kinds of jokes that many MMA fans wished he would say to other people first to see if they find funny before going live on-air with them.

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