Born in North Olmsted, Ohio, Goldberg is best known as the lead play-by-play announcer (working alongside Joe Rogan), for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world's largest mixed martial arts organization, where he first began working in 1997. His voice is heard on all Pay Per Views and Fox Network Telecasts.
In 2005, Goldberg was offered a contract to work for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), to be the head announcer on the WWEs flagship show RAW. He was also reportedly offered an extra six-figure amount to no-show at a UFC event prior to starting work for WWE. Ultimately, Goldberg refused the WWE contract and signed a new deal with the UFC.
On October 12, 2014, Goldberg made his NFL play by play debut. It lasted exactly one game after his mistake filled, widely panned debut including repeatedly referring to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer as Don Zimmer. Afterwards he engaged Twitter fans with critical of his call with profane responses. He was removed from the next weeks broadcast and has never called another NFL game.
During his tenure with SportsChannel Chicago, he served as sideline reporter for the Chicago Bulls, including the Bulls 1991, 1992 and 1993 World Championships. as well as calling Big Ten, ACC and SEC College Football and Basketball Games
A graduate of Miami University in 1986, his first job was at WWSB-40 in Sarasota, Florida, 1986–1989.
Mike has a daughter and a son and is involved in a long term relationship.
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