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Gus Johnson ain’t going nowhere

Boo! Hiss! Rumors of Gus Johnson’s departure from Showtime and therefore Strikeforce and therefore all MMA were tragically premature.

Last week it was revealed that Gus Johnson’s contract with CBS had expired, and on Tuesday morning it was reported that Johnson has accepted a job at Fox. But that doesn’t mean he’s done as the voice of mixed martial arts on Showtime, the sister network of CBS.

Sources told that Johnson’s contract with CBS was for basketball and football, and that his deal to call fights (both MMA and boxing) for Showtime was a separate contract. That contract is still in effect, and Johnson will call Saturday night’s Andre Ward-Arthur Abraham boxing match for Showtime. Although Showtime hasn’t yet announced who will broadcast its next MMA show (a June 18 Strikeforce card), Johnson is expected to call that event as well.

Oh well, it’s not like Showtime’s commentary team was weaving poetry or something before Ol’ Lipstick showed up. The main concern here is that Gus is quickly approaching that unofficial amount of time you need to spend as an MMA announcer before you mysteriously achieve tenure. After that, it doesn’t matter if you’re Stephan Bonnar bad, Frank Trigg terrible, or Mauro Ranallo retardo. You will always have a place as an MMA commentator somewhere for some reason, just because. And this CAN. NOT. HAPPEN.

(via MMA Training)

  • glassjawsh

    this is the worst possible scenario. he’s not calling the ncaa’s (which he is great at) but he is still calling MMA (which he is literally THE WORST at)

    lame limpdicked lameness

  • Reverend Clint

    lame limpdicked lameness

    leave frick outta this one ok buddy… its hard enough he has to live his life playing a womans sport.

  • G Funk

    In yo face subo!

    What Jawsh said, except for NCAA basketball thing which nobody outside the middle of the country even knows about. 

  • Letibleu


    That might be Dan Hardy!






  • iamphoenix

    that clown might be dan hardy too.

    do it.

  • iamphoenix

    this. this is pleasure.

  • Letibleu

  • G Funk

    Thats’ why he gave a reacharound!

  • CAP


  • Night Rider

    Leti you are endlessly entertaining, you find/take the weirdest most obscure pic, make it even funnier, and then like a true showman even take requests from the crowd. Simply awesome, and another reason I fucking love this site.

    Oh and FUUUUUUUUUCKKKK about Gus, all we can hope is that someone mistakes him for an old woman, helps him across the road and halfway across leaves him in traffic after discovering he is a middle aged man.

  • subo

    1.  I watch the NCAA tournament.

    2.  I fucking hate the way Gus Johnson calls NCAA basketball.


    The two are not mutually exclusive, you fucks.

  • Reverend Clint

    i hate gus johnson and basketball is for queers… especially college basketball

  • agentsmith

    ^ That’s cause college is all about “experimenting”.

  • frickshun

    College was all about dropping out for me. Enjoy that debt, suckers!!