The UFC have made moves to bolster their broadcasting team by signing up veteran reporter, Todd Grisham.
The 40 year-old Grisham had been with ESPN since 2011 where he had briefly hosted the ‘MMA Live’ show and also served as an anchor for SportsCenter and in-studio host for ‘Friday Night Fights’.
Prior to that Grisham was a host for the WWE during a seven year stint in the company, and recently he offered up play-by-play and in-ring interviews for the Glory kickboxing promotion.
Grisham’s signing comes just days after long-time UFC play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg was let go by the promotion, but sources insist that he won’t be stepping in as his direct replacement.
Grisham will however be seen doing play-by-play for UFC Fight Night 103 on January 15th and is also expected to serve behind the studio desk at times for the promotion.
UFC president Dana White had previously indicated that he was still working on putting together his commentating ‘Dream Team’, and told reporters prior to UFC 207 that it may be July before he was ready to unveil it.
In the mean time it’s possible that Grisham will step in to take on some of fellow commentator Jon Anik’s workload, which would allow Anik to take on Goldberg’s duties during the transition period.