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Gus Johnson might get excited calling mixed martial arts

(Credit: Watchdog)

Well, this should be interesting . . . CBS announced Monday that Gus Johnson would serve as the play-by-play announcer May 31 when mixed martial arts comes to the network for the first time.

This might be too much overall agitation for your TV set to absorb. Please make sure to watch from at least 15 feet back.

Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo will be the analysts. Karyn Bryant will be the "cageside" reporter.

"Gus Johnson delivers great energy and storytelling to every sports event he calls," Kelly Kahl, senior executive VP for CBS Primetime, said in a news release, establishing an early leader in the running for TV executive understatement of the year.

By the way, Gus has studied Kung Fu, boxing and most recently Jiu-Jitsu.

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