Former ESPN/WWE anchor Grisham joins UFC

January 3, 2017

Former WWE broadcaster Todd Grisham will be taking an on-air position with the UFC. Grisham had been an ESPN anchor for the past 6 years.

Mike Goldberg ended his play-by-play duties with the company on Friday at UFC 207.  There is still no official word as to the PPV announcer to replace Goldberg.

Grisham confirmed his job with the UFC with MMA Junkie.  He will make his debut at the commentary desk at UFC Fight Night 103.

While he was at ESPN, Grisham worked on the now defunct “MMA Live” show and also provided in-ring interviews and commentating for Glory Kickboxing.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Grisham graduated from the University of West Georgia in 1998 and then was a local sports anchor for several years before moving to Fox and then to the WWE from January 2004-October 2011.  He then went to ESPN until his move to the UFC this year.

Payout Perspective:

Grisham is no stranger to combat sports and I would not think the quality should fall off.  The former ESPN anchor is likely one of many changes coming to the company in the new year.

10 Responses to “Former ESPN/WWE anchor Grisham joins UFC”

  1. Paul Guy on January 4th, 2017 4:31 AM

    Todd Grisham is an absolutely awful commentator. If this is a sign of positive change in the UFC’s broadcasting booth then God help us.

  2. Fight Fan on January 4th, 2017 7:02 AM

    Grisham did good work with WWE

  3. TOPS E on January 4th, 2017 1:06 PM
  4. TOPS E on January 4th, 2017 3:04 PM

    Its good to hear some mainstream crowd declaring or calling out the hype….while fanboys are still beleiving after all these years hahahahaha

  5. Fight Fan on January 4th, 2017 4:47 PM

    Tops that’s a good vid, made some really good points. 12 wins and ufc hyped her up beyond belief. Remember when she was calling out Floyd?! Lmao

  6. d on January 5th, 2017 12:27 AM

    7 title defenses and she actually fought when she competed, unlike Floyd who would lose to every ufc contracted male fighter. and probably a few females.

  7. Fight Fan on January 5th, 2017 7:19 AM

    Delusional d at it again lol apples to oranges

  8. TOPS E on January 5th, 2017 1:05 PM

    Hahaha..yeah rousey beleived her own hype in calling out floyd….looking at videos it seems rr is easily swayed by compliments .watch 190 post fight with rogan and in rogan podcast where he kept praising her striking,she gushes easily lol….no wonder her coach and dw has her under theyre command…..hahaha…

  9. d on January 5th, 2017 8:55 PM

    Floyd Mayweather got beat down by TI, a guy who weighs 100lbs soaking wet and has no idea how to fight. Hahaha.

  10. Ceej Johnson on January 17th, 2017 9:56 AM

    I can only say that perhaps Todd Grisham is not familiar enough with MMA to be an effective announcer. He didn’t even know the Champs name (Tyron Woodley) and pronounced it wrong repeatedly during the broadcast. He was trying to make jokes – it was awful! I hope he goes back to whatever he did best. He isn’t ready for that chair.

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