UFC declines to renew color commentator Jimmy Smith’s contract

Who will pick up Jimmy Smith in 2019?

UFC color commentator Jimmy Smith took to his Twitter account today to reveal that the UFC declined to pick up his contract and is now a free agent.

Smith, who joined the UFC January 2018, is best known for his work as a color commentator at Bellator MMA from 2011-2017.

The news generated some supporting thoughts from fight fans and media.

It’s no surprise that the UFC is focusing on former fighters anchoring the bulk of their broadcast teams. The company recently added former middleweight champion Michael Bisping for its UFC on ESPN broadcasts.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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