This past weekend, I had a fun opportunity cross my path. I was hired as the Ring Announcer for Friday Night Live MMA fights on HDNET. I was a great event and good backdrop for me to talk to you about the big stage:
Here’s the funny thing about how this whole job came about. I had an old friend call me who promotes MMA fights. She asked me if I had ever done ring announcing before? It just so happens that I had done about a dozen local fights in St. Louis, MO 2 years earlier to make some extra cash. Never in a million years did I think I would be doing it on a network broadcast!
That just goes to show you though, that if you’re open minded and willing to try and new and different things to grow your experience level and your abilities, one day it could come back to benefit you in some way.
I’ve now been hired to do several more fights and you never know where it will go from there. So stay persistent, keep an open mind and when opportunities present themselves out of left field, you’ll have a much better chance of being prepared to tackle them!