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Jim Ross talks retirement and MMA on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour show

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.

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Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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