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The Ranallo documentary is really interesting. It is difficult to watch at times, especially the scenes after the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight where Mauro is clearly struggling with his mental health. There are, however, scenes that are really touching. 

He's always been a bit marmite. Some find his enthusiasm endearing. Others find it overbearing. Personally, I have always had a soft spot for him. He was Pride's lead announcer when I started following MMA properly in 2005. As I waded through Pride's back catalogue, in particular the events they hosted in 2003 and 2004, he was usually present to call the action. Thus, for me, he was the voice of Pride FC. 

I felt his commentary declined a bit in Strikeforce. He had a habit of overusing pop culture references. But to be fair, the Strikeforce commentary booth was a mess. Gus Johnson was pretty terrible. A two man booth with Mauro and Pat Miletich would have probably worked much better. I haven't heard much of his recent work for Showtime Boxing, but I haven't minded his work for Bellator alongside Big John. I certainly prefer him to Mike Goldberg.

Regardless, whatever he does going forward, he'll always be remembered in MMA circles for this. Probably the most famous call in MMA history.

 

 

 

 

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any decent Youtube channel recommendations?

I'll throw one in, Dan Hardy's Full Reptile channel is really good and worth subsribing too. He's got a team working with him doing breakdowns, video blogs, podcasts etc. well worth checking.

Any others?

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21 hours ago, Egg Shen said:

any decent Youtube channel recommendations?

I recommend Jack Slack's channel. He can be a bit of a killjoy, and when he has it in for someone he doesn't let it lie, but he's very knowledgeable and offers some great insight. His breakdown videos, in particular, are usually fantastic.  - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2i7H-EzzpQLeaj3Qplatjw

Bas Rutten's channel,is also worth a look. You can view all of his fights in Pancrase. - https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBasRutten

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I don't keep up or really follow MMA anywhere near as much as I used to and this may very well be old news, but I saw this video for the first time the other day and thought it was tremendous.  In the spirit of Genki Sudo, Andy Nguyen's awesome entrance from Rizin.  Screaming Pride lady on ring announcing duties makes it all the more better.

 

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some geezer has taken the time to upload a ton of old ufc events in full, dunno how long they'll stay up but thought this may be of interest to some of you...

get to the channel through the link ^

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Aye, I found that channel a few weeks back. 

I watched the Bas Rutten vs TK bout on it. They teased a Rutten vs Rizzo fight afterwards. What a fight that would have been!

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