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Former UFC commentator Jimmy Smith proclaims return to Bellator: “I’m thrilled!”

Longtime MMA commentator Jimmy Smith is returning to Bellator. The Donn Davis era of Bellator has been a mixed bag for most fight fans around the globe. The PFL bought out the company late last year, and many longtime faces such as Scott Coker left the brand. However, their roster of fighters such as Douglas

Former UFC commentator Jimmy Smith proclaims return to Bellator: “I’m thrilled!”

Longtime MMA commentator Jimmy Smith is returning to Bellator. Jimmy Smith, Bellator

The Donn Davis period of Bellator has been a combined bag for many combat followers across the globe. The PFL purchased out the corporate late final yr, and plenty of longtime faces resembling Scott Coker left the model. Nevertheless, their roster of fighters resembling Douglas Lima, Patricio Pitbull and extra have largely caught round.

Nevertheless, Bellator has just lately made an enormous non-fighter signing. As first reported by MMA Combating, longtime shade commentator Jimmy Smith has rejoined the model. A former fighter himself, the broadcaster famously left the then-Viacom-owned model to move to the UFC in 2018. Nevertheless, he was let go after only one yr.

Since then, Jimmy Smith has hung out with the WWE, Invicta FC, and extra. Nevertheless, seven years after leaving Bellator, the commentator will likely be returning to the corporate. Talking with MMA Combating in regards to the information, Smith revealed that he was already cordial with a lot of the employees regardless of his exit from the MMA firm years in the past.

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Coloration commentator Jimmy Smith rejoins Bellator years after leaving the corporate

“I obtained a cellphone name,” Jimmy Smith said when requested about rejoining Bellator. “‘Hey, do you wish to come do some exhibits for us?’ I went, ‘Positive, yeah, nice, no drawback.’ Individuals have this concept that I rekindled issues, it’s not like I haven’t seen Scott Coker since then. It’s not like I haven’t been in contact with Bellator folks since then. I referred to as the administrators and producers, we’re pals. So once in a while I’ll catch up, ‘How’s it going?’ It’s not like there was some titanic, horrible burned bridges incident that we needed to overcome.” (h/t MMA Fighting)

He continued, “It was nothing like that in any respect. It was merely, ‘Hey, would you want to return do some exhibits for us?’ I stated, ‘Yeah, certain, I’d like to’… I’m thrilled that there’s sufficient guys, Patricky Pitbull, Patricio [Pitbull] and all these those who I knew some time in the past, and now there’s this new crop that I didn’t get an opportunity to essentially name their fights, however I’ve been taking a look at them, and God, they’re wonderful. It’s actually an unimaginable crop.”

Jimmy Smith’s first card again with the corporate will likely be Bellator Champions Series 3 happening later this month in Dublin. That card will likely be headlined by a welterweight title bout between Jason Jackson and Ramazan Kuramagomedov.

What do you make of this Bellator information? Are you cheerful to see Jimmy Smith rejoin the corporate?

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