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Jim Ross Confident He Could Transition Into MMA

With more free time on his hands, former WWE employee Jim Ross could be headed to the UFC as a play-by-play announcer alongside Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan.

“I think that, quite frankly this may sound egocentric, but I think the transition from calling a pro wrestling match and calling MMA fights would be easy,” said Ross on The MMA Hour. “I think it would just be getting more familiar with fighters, more familiar with techniques, nuances that I try to study with ample preparation.”

Ross was forced into retirement by the WWE last week, stemming from an incident during their SummerSlam pay-per-view weekend. A drunk Ric Flair made a scene and Ross was blamed for it. His retirement ended a 20 year relationship with the WWE.

Behind the WWE scenes, Ross also played a major role in the developmental system. Ross said the most challenging aspect of transitioning into MMA would be learning all the new talent.

As for now, Ross is busy with his restaurant and frequently updates his blog.