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Jon Anik has an idea about UFC interim titles that makes a whole lot of sense
Jon Anik has an idea about UFC interim titles that makes a whole lot of sense

Jon Anik thinks a color change might be in order for some pieces of UFC hardware, but can’t knock the need for interim belts. 

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Posted on July 19, 2024, 3:45 pm By
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Jon Anik still hopeful for Conor McGregor UFC return but ‘exhausted’ over inactivity

A couple weeks ago at the UFC Hall of Fame red carpet, lead play-by-play voice Jon Anik said he was “hopeful” for a Conor McGregor… 

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Jon Anik hopes Tom Aspinall vs. Curtis Blaydes puts ‘pressure on heavyweight division to move forward’

Jon Anik wants to see Tom Aspinall vs. Curtis Blaydes help clarify the state of the heavyweight division. 

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Jon Anik leaning ‘337’ or King of Diamonds for next tattoo if Dustin Poirier beats Nate Diaz in dream fight

It’s been eight years Jon Anik said he’d get a Nate Diaz tattoo if he upset Conor McGregor at UFC 196 – and then had to follow… 

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Jon Anik explains his worry with UFC 304 co-headliner between Tom Aspinall and Curtis Blaydes: “I’d like to see some pressure on this heavyweight division to move forward”

Further Delay? 

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Posted on July 11, 2024, 3:27 pm By
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Jon Anik thinks he’s underqualified but ‘would love nothing more’ than UFC matchmaker job someday

Jon Anik thinks he’s “underqualified” for the position, but would give up his UFC commentary gig in an instant to become matchmaker. 

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Posted on July 10, 2024, 8:45 pm By
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Jon Anik names the opponent he would like to see Nate Diaz fight in his UFC return

The plot thickens 

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Jon Anik pitches Dustin Poirier as Nate Diaz’s return fight in the UFC

Jon Anik would like to see Nate Diaz handle some unfinished business if he comes back to the UFC. 

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UFC caller Jon Anik backs Conor McGregor to fight this year: ‘I know it sounds ridiculous and ambitious’
UFC caller Jon Anik backs Conor McGregor to fight this year: ‘I know it sounds ridiculous and ambitious’

Despite his exit from a scheduled return to action last weekend at UFC 303, former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor… 

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Posted on July 5, 2024, 11:02 am By
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Jon Anik expects Conor McGregor to make UFC return in 2024 and ‘fight twice in eight months’

Lead UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik still has high hopes for Conor McGregor’s future in the octagon. 

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Jon Anik defends referee Jason Herzog over UFC Louisville stoppage: “He would’ve been knocked out!”

Anik defends Herzog 

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Posted on June 11, 2024, 1:44 am By
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Jon Anik echoes fan frustration over Jon Jones’ refusal to fight Tom Aspinall, ‘should’ve vacated’ title after torn pec injury

should’ve vacated 

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Jon Anik gives honest assessment of Calvin Kattar’s future after UFC 300 loss to Aljamain Sterling: ‘There’s not much fight left…’

Bleak forecast 

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Jon Anik reveals burning question for Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill UFC 300 main event
Jon Anik reveals burning question for Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill UFC 300 main event

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jon Anik will have the best seat in the house for the stacked UFC 300, which closes… 

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Posted on April 13, 2024, 2:00 pm By
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UFC 300 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier on call for seminal event
UFC 300 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier on call for seminal event

The lead commentary team of Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier will call the action for arguably the biggest card in history at UFC… 

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UFC 300: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier set to call historic event
UFC 300: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier set to call historic event

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The broadcast team for the historic UFC 300 card is set with the usual suspects behind the… 

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Jon Anik recounts time Shaquille O’Neal fired him up before delivering UFC intro

Shaquille O’Neal had Jon Anik starstruck right before he was about to go on the air. 

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Posted on April 3, 2024, 12:45 pm By
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Jon Anik defends Bo Nickal getting UFC 300 main card spot: “He checks a lot of boxes”

Feel The Electricity 

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Posted on March 31, 2024, 7:29 pm By
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Jon Anik fully supports Bo Nickal’s spot on the UFC 300 main card: ‘There’s just a different electricity’
Jon Anik fully supports Bo Nickal’s spot on the UFC 300 main card: ‘There’s just a different electricity’

Jon Anik fully supports Bo Nickal’s spot on the UFC 300 main card. Earlier this month, the promotion announced… 

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Posted on March 29, 2024, 8:38 pm By
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Jon Anik defends Bo Nickal’s UFC 300 main card placement: ‘There’s just a different electricity’

Jon Anik justifies why Bo Nickal should be on the UFC 300 main card. 

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Posted on March 29, 2024, 6:45 pm By
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Jon Anik shares the text message he sent Marlon Vera following his tough loss at UFC 299

A lovely gesture 

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UFC 299 broadcast team set: Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier join Jon Anik for Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2
UFC 299 broadcast team set: Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier join Jon Anik for Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2

Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and Daniel Cormier | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Joe Rogan and the boys are back together again… 

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Jon Anik wants to see Brian Ortega face Movsar Evloev in five-round title eliminator
Jon Anik wants to see Brian Ortega face Movsar Evloev in five-round title eliminator

Jon Anik thinks Brian Ortega should take on one more top contender before getting a title shot. 

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Jon Anik reveals who he would like to see Brian Ortega fight next: “5-round main event as a championship title eliminator”

T-City’s next step 

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Posted on February 28, 2024, 10:49 am By
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UFC Fight Night 238 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Jon Anik joined by two UFC Hall of Famers
UFC Fight Night 238 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Jon Anik joined by two UFC Hall of Famers

Jon Anik will call a rare non-PPV card for UFC Fight Night 238 alongside a pair of UFC Hall of Fame inductees. 

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Jon Anik believes Alexander Volkanovski will make a permanent move to lightweight if victorious at UFC 298

Volk’s next step 

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Jon Anik believes Alexander Volkanovski likely to make lightweight move with UFC 298 win
Jon Anik believes Alexander Volkanovski likely to make lightweight move with UFC 298 win

Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages Alexander Volkanovski teased that a permanent move to lightweight could be in his future, and if he’s victorious against Ilia Topuria… 

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Ilia Topuria confirms brother Alexsandre Topuria has joined UFC roster

The UFC will now have another member of the Topuria family on their roster.
In an interview with ESPN, Ilia Topuria was asked by play-by-play commentator Jon Anik on the news …read more

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UFC 298 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Michael Bisping joins Jon Anik, Joe Rogan in booth

The second numbered UFC event of 2024 is rapidly approaching with UFC 298 on Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
As always, some marquee on-air talent will be there to …read more

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UFC CEO Dana White reacts after Jon Anik has “meltdown” over toxic MMA fans

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Posted on February 9, 2024, 1:43 am By
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Jon Anik explains why he’s “so thankful” that the UFC allows freedom of speech: “There isn’t a double standard”

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Posted on February 2, 2024, 3:43 pm By
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Jon Anik walks back on comments about leaving the UFC after fan controversy: “This is my life’s work”

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Ian Garry’s wife, Layla Anna-Lee, ‘baffled’ by Jon Anik’s apology to toxic MMA fans: ‘No way I can accept this’

Layla Anna-Lee, the wife of UFC welterweight standout Ian Garry, has interjected herself into the recent drama involving longtime play-by-play man Jon Anik.

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Nina-Marie Daniele snaps back at MMA’s ‘soft’ fanbase: ‘Keyboard warriors living in their mom’s basement’

MMA interviewer Nina-Marie Daniele — aka Nina Drama — has had enough of “soft” fight fans continuously harassing her online.

Days after longtime UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik voiced his …read more

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Sean Strickland Responds to Jon Anik’s Criticism of MMA Fanbase

Sean Strickland has slammed UFC commentator Jon Anik for voicing his frustration with the mixed martial arts fan base. …read more

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Posted on January 29, 2024, 6:13 pm By
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UFC commentator Jon Anik issues public apology after calling out fans, suggesting retirement: ‘To whom I offended, I’m sorry’

UFC commentator Jon Anik issues a public apology after comments about the MMA fan base

Earlier this week Anik shocked fans when he revealed that his time in the UFC may …read more

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Posted on January 28, 2024, 11:43 pm By
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UFC commentator Jon Anik issues apology to the MMA fan base: “I was in a heightened emotional state”

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Posted on January 27, 2024, 6:43 pm By
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Sean Strickland responds to Jon Anik’s frustration with MMA fans: ‘These people are the way you have a paycheck’

Sean Strickland has fired back at UFC commentator Jon Anik for airing his frustration with the MMA fan base.
Anik revealed this week that he’s been feeling disappointed with the MMA …read more

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UFC commentator Jon Anik apologizes for criticizing MMA fan base: ‘I made some regrettable comments’

Jon Anik has issued an apology to the MMA fan base.
The UFC play-by-play commentator took to Instagram on Saturday to apologize to MMA fans for his comments expressing his frustration …read more

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Sean Strickland urges Jon Anik to retire from UFC commentary: ‘Maybe the NFL would be a better choice for you’

Amid claims from long-time UFC play-by-play lead, Jon Anik that he may call time on his tenure as the promotion’s head commentator amid the influx of “malic” and rhetoric from …read more

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Sean Strickland ROASTS Jon Anik over leaving MMA comments

Despite being a UFC mainstay for over a decade, Jon Anik now might be on his way out of the sport. While many support the 45-year-old, Sean Strickland has taken …read more

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Sean Strickland reacts after Jon Anik hints at career change due to toxic MMA fans: “These people are why you have a paycheck”

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Sean Strickland chides Jon Anik, defends ‘savage’ UFC fans

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Sean Strickland continues to sell himself as the people’s champion of the UFC.
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Posted on January 27, 2024, 2:13 am By
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‘MMA fans as a whole suck’: Fighters defend, support Jon Anik after concerns about UFC future

UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik isn’t sure how much longer he’ll be cageside as his resentment toward a portion of the MMA fanbase continues to grow.
Anik caught the attention of …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2024, 9:43 pm By
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Heck of a Morning: Jon Anik deserves better, Alex Pereira’s next move, and more

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UFC lead commentator Jon Anik is getting a bit fed up with the negative portion of the …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2024, 7:43 pm By
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Jon Anik says toxic fight fans could lead to career change: “I don’t know how much time I have left in this MMA space”

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Posted on January 25, 2024, 9:13 pm By
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Jon Anik worn down by UFC fanbase negativity, ponders future: ‘Not sure how much longer I have in this space’

UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik is worn down by the streamline of negative comments, tweets and messages from the MMA fanbase, particularly in the wake of UFC 297.
Dricus Du Plessis …read more

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Toxic UFC fans have Jon Anik contemplating early retirement: ‘There’s a lot of malice and disrespect’

A growing number of toxic MMA fans on social media has UFC commentator Jon Anik questioning how much longer he has before walking away from the sport altogether.

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Jon Anik contemplating leaving UFC over social media attacks: ‘I’ve had it’

UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik is considering leaving the UFC over online attacks following the UFC 297 main event decision.  
Dricus Du Plessis captured the UFC middleweight title by defeating Sean …read more

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Jon Anik admits to overhyping Mike Malott ahead of UFC 297: ‘I was guilty of overstepping a little’

Looking back, longtime UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik believes he may have gone a little too hard hyping Canadian standout Mike Malott.

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Jon Anik admits he went a bit overboard in hyping Mike Malott ahead of UFC 297: “Sometimes we get ahead of ourselves”

“Perhaps I was guilty” …read more

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Joe Rogan reacts to Sean Strickland losing to Dricus Du Plessis

Unable to be there live on the announce table alongside his regular trio of Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, Joe Rogan still found time to watch UFC 297.
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Jon Anik likes chances of UFC 300 turnaround for Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis winner

TORONTO – The monumental UFC 300 event in April still does not have a headliner, and UFC commentator Jon Anik thinks that could be because the promotion is waiting for …read more

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Best Commentator Reactions of 2023

Take a look back at some of the times that fighters made UFC commentators go ballistic during 2023.  Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier, Jon Anik, Laura Sanko, Michael Bisping and Paul …read more

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Jon Anik on the balance between line-crossing trash talk and ‘promotionally useful’ UFC fighter banter

Like many, Jon Anik is not too pleased to hear some of the things that have been said in recent UFC press conferences.
Anik, a play-by-play commentator for the UFC, is …read more

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Posted on January 7, 2024, 9:43 pm By
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Jon Anik scoffs at Conor McGregor’s middleweight plans for UFC return: “It has no divisional relevance”

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Video! UFC Releases ‘Best Commentator Reactions Of 2023’

The UFC commentator booth reaction cam has been a staple for several years now. Whenever there is a crazy knockout, there will be a clip of Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, …read more

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Jon Anik sees Only One reason why Conor McGregor would demand his UFC return be at middleweight

Longtime UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik has no interest in seeing Conor McGregor compete at middleweight.

McGregor, a former two-division UFC champion, kicked off 2024 by revealing to the world that …read more

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Joe Rogan receives seal of approval on future UFC Hall of Fame induction: ‘He has done so much for our sport’

Veteran color-commentator, Joe Rogan has been backed to receive a future induction into the UFC’s Hall of Fame as per his play-by-play lead and co-caller, Jon Anik – who claims …read more

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Jon Anik: Conor McGregor’s UFC return at middleweight would have ‘no divisional relevance’

Add UFC commentator Jon Anik to the list of people who are not intrigued by the idea of Conor McGregor fighting at middleweight.
McGregor, a former two-division UFC champion, is expected …read more

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Tony Ferguson boasted as future UFC Hall of Fame inductee: ‘We got to get him in on the merit of that winning streak’

Former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson has been backed as a future inductee into the UFC’s Hall of Fame by current play-by-play lead, Jon Anik, who points to the Oxnard …read more

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Jon Anik hopes Joe Rogan enters UFC Hall of Fame, ‘will fight like hell’ for Tony Ferguson

Jon Anik hopes to eventually see the development of an independent MMA Hall of Fame, but in the meantime, he understands the UFC Hall of Fame is the premier place …read more

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Daniel Cormier compares UFC PPV trio with Joe Rogan and Jon Anik to classic Monday Night Football teams 

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When Daniel Cormier called it a career, he already had his future mapped out by joining the …read more

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