Could we be getting another dose of Snoop Dogg in the commentary booth for the next season of Dana White’s Contender Series? The idea is on the table.
Although the legendary rapper was highly polarizing on the debut season for his work alongside Urijah Faber, there appears to be a desire to bring him back, stemming from former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Cormier and Snoop Dogg recently engaged in a head-to-head matchup on ESPN’s celebrity “Madden 2020” tournament, and after the game (which Cormier lost), the pair discussed the idea of calling fights together.
“You still announcing, or you getting back in that ring?” Snoop Dogg said to Cormier following their match.
“I got one more fight against Miocic then I’m going to do my commentary,” Cormier responded. “I don’t really do Contender Series, though, but I’ll come do it with you if Dana brings you back.”
Snoop Dogg’s commentary on the early Dana White’s Contender Series episodes gained much traction. There were several viral moments as he and Faber watched the bouts from an isolated room where the liquor and marijuana were flowing.
White has said the reason Snoop Dogg wasn’t brought back after the initial season was because he was “(expletive) expensive,” but maybe he’ll devise a plan with Cormier to get back in.
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“Let’s do it, dog,” Snoop Dogg said. “I think that (expletive) would be off the hook.”
“I’ll tell Dana,” Cormier said.
“You reach out to him, and I’m going to reach out to him,” Snoop Dogg said. “We’ll double down so he has to do it.”
See how it all unfolded in real time below (via Instagram):
This latest development apparently means Snoop Dogg and Cormier are on good terms. Snoop Dogg hasn’t been particularly kind to “DC” in the past. In August 2017, Snoop Dogg mocked Cormier for his knockout loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214 (that was subsequently overturned to a no contest), calling him a “little (expletive)” for crying after the defeat.
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