Smith recently took to his podcast, “Unlocking The Cage,” and touched on the potential decision between choosing between WWE and the UFC.
The former mixed martial arts (MMA) commentator explained why WWE is a much better avenue for talents to pursue.
“The UFC can only go, ‘Here’s three fights.’ If you lose, that’s all over. Once Vince says, ‘You’re our guy. Here you go.’
“First of all, that first contract is going to be worth a lot more money than the UFC’s contract,” Smith said (via SEScoops). “Number two, Vince McMahon, because of his faith in you or whatever it is, can give you all the opportunity in the world to fulfill that destiny.
“Dana White in UFC, because of the nature of it not being predetermined, can’t do that. I would sign with WWE.”
Smith served as a staple in the Bellator MMA commentary team from 2010 to 2017. He then signed with the UFC in January of 2018. His contract with the promotion was not renewed the following year.
In May of 2021, Smith made the jump to professional wrestling, inking a deal with WWE. He currently serves as one-third of the Monday Night RAW commentary team doing play-by-play announcing.
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