Newsday Talks To Jim Ross On MMA Announcing Debut, Possibly Working With WWE Again

Bill Pritchard

Jim Ross on MMA Announcing Debut WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently talked to Newsday about working with Battlegrounds for tonight’s MMA PPV, his relationship with WWE and more.

You can read a few excerpts from the article below:

Jim Ross On MMA Announcing Debut:

“I kind of stuck my foot out in the water,” Ross explains of trying something new. “Let’s make sure before we do this we have a life preserver.”

Ross on working with Vince McMahon vs ‘Mr. McMahon’:

“He was so busy being an omnipresent role in that soap opera, we weren’t produced as heavily as subsequently, when he was back to being the full-time chairman,” Ross said. “All those things really gave us the freedom to express ourselves.”

Ross on being open to working with WWE again:

“I would have no issue if WWE wanted to use me on a freelance basis to appear on a roundtable,” Ross said. That’s ball certainly in their court.”

Battlegrounds is a one-night, eight-man welterweight tournament that will pay $50,000 to the winner. Ross will be broadcasting with Chael Sonnen tonight on pay-per-view, live at 10pm EST.

Click here to read the entire article, including Ross’ thoughts on working with Chael Sonnen as a broadcaster, getting into MMA, and more.

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