Mauro Ranallo has stepped down from his post as the play-by-play commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championships. Ranallo joined the PRIDE broadcast team back in October of 2003 and he informed the promotion of his resignation just prior to his final event this past Sunday at PRIDE Bushido 13.
“I felt it was an untenable environment to work in. It was commonly known since day one that I’ve had difficulties with the American producer, Jerry Millen,” said Ranallo today.
“Apart from Millen, I loved working with all of my colleagues at PRIDE, especially the Japanese staff,” says Ranallo. “They treated me very well, but I think my future as a broadcaster lies elsewhere.”