With the season two premiere of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series just hours away, one aspect of the show from season one will not be coming back.
UFC officials confirmed to MMAjunkie that the “SnoopCast” option, which featured alternative commentary from Urijah Faber and rapper and entertainment star Snoop Dogg, has been nixed. While some found SnoopCast to be humorous and at times informative with Faber’s breakdowns of the bouts, others such as UFC fighters Al Iaquinta and Matt Brown considered Snoop’s approach to be disrespectful to the athletes, and you also had those who just didn’t find Snoop Dogg entertaining at all.
A new addition to the broadcast team, however, is recently retired former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. He will assume the role of cageside analyst alongside the rotating duo of Brendan Fitzgerald and Dan Hellie for the first four shows of the season. Current UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder is expected to replace Bisping for the last four events, all of which occur after he faces off against James Vick at UFC Boise on July 14th.
Bloody Elbow will have coverage of every Contender Series card this summer, which all start at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on UFC Fight Pass.