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Jim Ross talks retirement and MMA



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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour show
earlier today to talk about his retirement and mixed martial arts. Ross
said that it was right time to leave, being a total professional and
playing down any rift between him and WWE amid the speculation that he was
released. He said that he is in great health and it was “the best decision
to make” and is now pursuing other adventures. JR added that he is not
bitter about the situation and had a great run, however contractual
obligations prevented him from pursuing other adventures. Helwani asked JR
if he plans to move into MMA broadcasting considering that a few months
ago he met with Dana White at Marc Ratner of the UFC in Las Vegas. Ross
said that the direct answer to that question is that there are no plans at
this time to move to MMA however he is interested in doing it and would
listen to an offer if it presented itself. Ross said that he’s a big MMA
fan and follows it but would rather work for the UFC rather than any other
MMA organization however as a business man he would not close the door on
anyone.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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