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Longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg calling final event Friday

LAS VEGAS -- Longtime UFC play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg will call his final event at UFC 207 on Friday.

UFC president Dana White confirmed to reporters Wednesday that Goldberg would be leaving. ENTImports.com first reported the news. White did not provide any further details on Goldberg's move.

"When these kinds of things happen, I'd rather not talk about [the reasons]," White said. "If Mike wants to talk about it, ask Mike."

Goldberg has worked as a UFC commentator, primarily alongside Joe Rogan, for nearly 20 years. His first event was UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan on Dec. 21, 1997.

In addition to UFC, Goldberg is known for his commentating of NHL and college football. He also called one NFL game in 2014.

White did not reveal Goldberg's booth replacement for UFC pay-per-view events, but hinted at a plan he has had in place for several years.

"We have guys right now, from [Jon] Anik to several fighters, who are involved," White said. "I've had a plan for a couple years now. I've been waiting for it to play out. It's now playing out."

White said his long-developed plans will not be in place in time for UFC 208, which is scheduled for Feb. 11 in Brooklyn, but that it might come together by July.