Jim Ross is transitioning to the world of Mixed Martial Arts. It was announced on Wednesday that Ross will handle announce duties for Battlegrounds MMA on Friday, October 3, 2014 in Oklahoma. Ross will join suspended UFC fighter Chael Sonnen at the announce desk for the pay-per-view.
Ross, who was removed from his broadcast position in WWE and later forced into "retirement," has been busy. In addition to a regular column on FoxSports.com, his PodCast One show and JRsBarBQ.com blog, he also transitioned into boxing back in May. He had a health scare over the summer but it was learned it was the result of a medication that he had been taking.