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Bellator broadcaster Mauro Ranallo: Classic 'Mamma mia!' call is a tribute to mom

26 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

In some ways, maybe Mauro Ranallo didn't really want to have a catchphrase.
But given his “Mamma mia!” exclamation turned out to be the one he's best known for, he's OK with it. It turns out the phrase the veteran combat sports announcer has yelled countless times has been a tribute to his mother all along.
“It's a tribute to my mom,” Ranallo recently told MMAjunkie. “Duilia Ranallo is my biggest supporter, and she has had the worst, probably, life of anyone I can imagine in terms of her health. She lost her eye when she was 6 years old in Italy. She's been on long-term disability longer...
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