Jimmy Smith announced on social media the UFC let him go after just a year of commentator and analyst work. This baffled many inside the sport who (like me) regard as the very best the sport has to offer. He is a black belt, former fighter, Bellator and M-1 commentator and more. So, why are they doing it? Because the UFC is prioritizing the use of former and current UFC fighters to fill those rolls, e.g. Daniel Cormier, Dominick Cruz, Paul Felder, Michael Bisping and more. As I argue in this video, that’s a policy that carries good and bad, so it’s worth explaining.
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