Mauro The Announcer Is Why I Left PrideFc Mauro I used to like him but he ended up being one of the main reasons I left Pride. i couldn't stay at a place with a commentator who knew absolutely nothing about the ground game and and always bitched "action", "the pride mandate here is action" every frickin 10 seconds. The reason he had a reason to be scared is because he really has gotten under the skin of many fighters. To be honest I never wanted to fight Arona because he was my friend before that. I even asked the promoters why they wanted this match (1 he was my friend, 2 it jepordized my ADCC superfight and 40K, and 3 I knew it wasn't gonna be the fists flying type of match they thought it would be) and they told me I needed to do it. All good but then I have Mauro saying my match was boring and all when he has -20 percent knowledge about grappling. He just seemed to constantly bad mouth me. I've had a lot of commentators comment on me in MMA and also ADCC and he is by far the most negatived opinionated and worst of all, I have no idea how he even got the job. the saving grace for pride has always been Bas. The thing about Mauro I don't like is that when he doesn't do his job (because he knows %$#&) then he tries and repeat some lame ass phrase over and over again and I feel actually has influenced many people to think the match was terrible when in fact it was very entertaining to those who can apprciate the positioning and sub attempts of a submission grappler. But then I guess I shouldn't blame him, the average guy who couldn't do their job very well will try and get the attention focused somewhere else, not on them when they don't know jack *$#%. If it wasn't for his commentary I feel some people of course wouldn't have liked my match against Arona but not nearly the amount of people that it turned out after being subliminaly fed all that bull#@$! commentary.