Adult entertainment website CamSoda donated a play-by-play MMA job to former WWE RAW announcer Adnan Virk.
It was announced on Tuesday that Virk and WWE have gone their separate ways after just over a month on the job. You can click here for Virk’s post-departure statement, and you can click here for reactions from other WWE advertisers.
While Virk remains employed at other companies, including the MLB Network and the NHL Network, CamSoda offered him $ 50,000 to play by play for their upcoming Fight Circus MMA pay-per-view show in Thailand on Saturday. June 19.
Wild MMA Fight Circus Volume 3 event will feature Siamese boxing match with teams of 2 tied, Indian fight between Russian female fighters, Muay Thai fight inside a phone booth, cock fight human with Karate vs. Taekwondo, a cross-gender Muay Thai fight, plus a 2-on-1 main event with UFC veteran Will Chope taking on local fighters Bank and No Money, and more. Legendary Bob Sapp will also be in the house, leading Team Blue fighters against Jon Nutt and Team Red fighters. You can find the full map here.
Virk has not publicly responded to the offer at the time of writing. The full letter sent to Virk can be seen below, written by CamSoda Vice President Daryn Parker:
Dear Mr. Virk,
After hearing about your separation from WWE, I want to give you the chance to come back behind the announcers desk for an event like you’ve never experienced before. In your illustrious career you’ve covered everything from college football and basketball to baseball and even pro wrestling (albeit brief), but the only thing missing from your resume is MMA. This is where Fight Circus comes in. Presented by CamSoda.
With Fight Circus Vol. 3 which is due to take place on June 19 in Thailand, I would like to officially extend an offer of $ 50,000 for you to be the official announcer of the event. The combination of your professionalism and the savagery of the fighting will take broadcasting to a whole new level. The card features a phone booth Muay Thai fight, a 2-on-1 MMA battle between a UFC veteran and two inexperienced brothers, and more.
It’s a chance for redemption, Adnan. After seven long weeks of catching criticism from wrestling fans, this is your chance to stick with the haters and once again position yourself in the pantheon of broadcast titans like Anik, Buck and Scully.
If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] I would love to coordinate a phone call to discuss the logistics.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Vice President, CamSoda
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