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John Gooden - Voice Of The UFC

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John Gooden is a presenter and sports commentator currently serving as the lead presenter and play-by-play commentator for the UFC EMEA region.


00:00 | Trailer
02:08 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
05:04 Brian’s Introduction
06:23 Who is this English guy with a bow tie, what does he know about MMA
10:25 Fluctuations in UFC influence in UK
12:39 John’s aim to elevate audience experience
15:02 Early life skills invaluable in John’s progression to his current success
23:40 A tense Cage Warriors assignment in Chechnya
28:13 John’s perspective on Conor McGregor from his early days
39:33 What makes John Kavanagh’s Straight Blast gym special
41:50 Ido Portal’s work with Conor McGregor
45:42 What has made Conor McGregor the super star
51:45 The art of commentating
Who will replace Mike Goldberg
58:24 Exciting opportunities for the UFC under new ownership
1:03:30 John’s ground breaking working relationship with Dan Hardy
1:11:31 John’s thoughts on Ronda Rousey
1:18:31 Will Connor McGregor fight Floyd Mayweather Jr
1:20:37 What experiences and nutritional beliefs make John the person he is
1:38:18 Success secrets
1:39:00 Phone call to 20 year old John Gooden
1:40:41 Best advice ever received
1:41:25 Phone call to the 20 year old who aspires to being a UFC broadcaster
1:44:29 Keep exploring direct interaction
1:47:41 Brian’s summing up.


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