Jon Anik News

Colby Covington
Jon Anik

Jon Anik explains why he was surprised by the fan outrage over Colby Covington’s comments about Leon Edwards’ late father

Harry Kettle - December 21, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik explains why he was surprised by the reaction to Colby Covington’s comments about Leon Edwards’ deceased father. They say that controversy creates cash. If that’s true, Colby Covington has probably made quite a bit of money over the years. The man known as ‘Chaos’ has been involved in some major welterweight fights and this past weekend, he was in another when he challenged Leon Edwards for the UFC title. Unfortunately for his fans, he didn’t produce a good performance, and he subsequently fell to a lopsided defeat.

Ilia Topuria and Alex Volkanovski
Ilia Topuria

Jon Anik explains why Justin Gaethje defeating Dustin Poirier was the “perfect” result for Ilia Topuria

Harry Kettle - August 2, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik has explained why Justin Gaethje’s win over Dustin Poirier was a great result for Ilia Topuria. Last weekend at UFC 291, Justin Gaethje was able to defeat Dustin Poirier via knockout. In doing so, many believe he set himself up for a UFC lightweight title shot. Of course, Charles Oliveira is getting the next crack at Islam Makhachev in October, but Gaethje may well be waiting for the winner.

Jon Anik, UFC Fight Island
Jon Anik

Jon Anik replaces Dana White as host of the UFC 291 press conference

Susan Cox - July 28, 2023

Jon Anik is replacing Dana White as host of the UFC 291 press conference. UFC 291 takes places tomorrow, Saturday July 29th at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jon Anik, UFC Fight Island
Jiri Prochazka

Jon Anik details the “dream fight” that Mick Maynard and the UFC attempted to make

Harry Kettle - July 26, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik has spoken candidly about a light heavyweight dream fight that Mick Maynard wanted to book. For many years now, Jon Anik has served as the voice of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He’s one of the best commentators in combat sports, and perhaps the best of all time. In addition to that, he isn’t afraid to peel back the curtain every now and then for fans around the world.

Jon Anik, Ronda Rousey, UFC
Ronda Rousey

Jon Anik weighs in on the possibility of Ronda Rousey getting an immediate title shot in UFC return: "I didn't like that Henry Cejudo came back and cut the line"

Chris Taylor - June 23, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik is not a big fan of the idea of Ronda Rousey getting an immediate title shot should she return to the Octagon. Rousey (12-2 MMA) has not competed in MMA since suffering a devastating beatdown at the hands of Amanda Nunes in December of 2016. That setback to ‘The Lioness’ marked Ronda’s second straight defeat, as she was previously knocked out cold by Holly Holm in November of 2015.

Kai Kara-France
Jon Anik

Jon Anik believes it was “pretty clear” that Kai Kara-France did enough to defeat Amir Albazi at UFC Vegas 74

Harry Kettle - June 7, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik believes Kai Kara-France did enough to defeat Amir Albazi during their main event collision last weekend. The flyweight battle between Kai Kara-France and Amir Albazi was a technical, entertaining clash on Saturday night. However, while many would’ve preferred to focus on the quality of the bout, there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the scoring.

Jon Anik

Jon Anik reveals that Colby Covington beef has been squashed: "I never felt particularly threatened"

Josh Evanoff - April 14, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik has finally discussed his brief feud with Colby Covington. ‘Chaos’ has been out of the cage since his win over Jorge Masvidal over a year ago. However, last month in London at UFC 287, the former interim champion made a shocking return. Covington weighed in as the main event’s backup fighter and was cageside for the card.

Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva
Israel Adesanya

Jon Anik believes Israel Adesanya cemented his status as the “greatest middleweight of all time” with his highlight reel KO at UFC 287

Harry Kettle - April 12, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik believes Israel Adesanya is the greatest middleweight of all time following UFC 287. Last Saturday night at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya proved his doubters wrong in style by knocking out Alex Pereira. In doing so, he was able to reclaim his UFC middleweight championship.

Jon Anik, UFC Fight Island
Jon Anik

Multiple fighters offer UFC commentator Jon Anik assistance following recent threats from Colby Covington

Susan Cox - March 23, 2023

Multiple fighters have offered UFC commentator, Jon Anik, assistance following recent threats from Colby Covington. Colby Covington, the number 2 ranked welterweight contender, took aim at Jon Anik, going as far as threatening him, after the commentator expressed sympathy for Belal Muhammad.

Colby Covington, Belal Muhammad, UFC
Colby Covington

Belal Muhammad reacts after Colby Covington sends threatening message to UFC commentator Jon Anik

Susan Cox - March 21, 2023

Belal Muhammad is reacting after Colby Covington sent a threatening message to UFC commentator Jon Anik. Covington recently spoke to ‘MMA Fighting’ with some fighting words for Belal Muhammad:

Jon Anik, UFC Fight Island
Islam Makhachev

UFC commentator Jon Anik recalls crowd reaction to Islam Makhachev defeating Alexander Volkanovski: "It’s the first time I’ve ever been hit with a burger"

Josh Evanoff - February 16, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik didn’t have the greatest time after the results of Saturday’s main event were read. UFC 284 went down over the weekend as the promotion returned to Australia. In the main event, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski headed up to lightweight to face newly crowned titleholder Islam Makhachev. Heading into the fight, the Russian was a sizeable favorite.

Jon Anik, UFC Fight Island

Jon Anik shares his disappointment on the current state of MMA Judging: “I'm not sure the state of MMA judging has ever been worse”

Harry Kettle - December 21, 2022

UFC commentator Jon Anik has given his thoughts on the current state of judging in mixed martial arts. Over the course of the last few weeks, fans and pundits have pointed out a string of questionable decisions in the world of MMA. From UFC to Bellator and beyond, it feels as if bad choices from judges are being made every other night.

Jake Paul
Jon Anik

Jon Anik explains why the UFC won’t take a chance on Jake Paul like they did with CM Punk: “We just don't need him”

Harry Kettle - February 7, 2022

Jon Anik has explained why he doesn’t believe the UFC will sign Jake Paul, in what would likely be a similar signing to CM Punk. It’s now become fairly common for mixed martial arts fans to hear the name “Jake Paul” in every other article they read, largely because “The Problem Child” can’t stay out of the spotlight. From his diss track about Dana White to his constant fighter pay talk, the YouTuber turned pro boxer certainly knows how to market himself.

joe-rogan-jon-anik (1)
Jon Anik

Jon Anik on Joe Rogan as a commentator: 'He ain't going nowhere'

Drake Riggs - February 10, 2021

Joe Rogan’s voice has become synonymous with UFC fights. And despite recent criticism over the years, Jon Anik doesn’t see the veteran presence leaving. A mainstay as the color commentator role for UFC broadcasts during every event, Rogan would eventually take on a reduced role throughout his tenure. Thus seeing him now only work domestic pay-per-view events. Ever since Mike Goldberg’s departure in 2016, Anik has been by the podcast legend’s side through thick and thin.

Jon Anik, UFC Fight Island
Jon Anik

Commentary teams set for UFC Fight Island triple-header

Tom Taylor - January 13, 2021

The commentary teams for the UFC’s upcoming three-event stint on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi have been made official. The UFC is set to promote three events on Fight Island starting this weekend. The first will be UFC Fight Island 7, headlined by a featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar, on Saturday, January 16. Next up will be UFC Fight Island 8, headlined by a welterweight clash between Neil Magny and Michael Chiesa, on Wednesday, January 20. The fun will conclude on Saturday, January 23 with the stacked UFC 257 pay-per-view, headlined by a lightweight clash between top-5 contenders Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

Jon Anik
Mike Perry

Jon Anik suggests interesting solution to weight-cutting issues after Mike Perry scale fail

Tom Taylor - November 20, 2020

UFC commentator Jon Anik has suggested an interesting solution to MMA’s weight-cutting issues after a grievous scale fail from Mike Perry. Perry is slated to take on Tim Means on the main card of UFC 255 this Saturday. On Friday morning, he stepped onto the scale to weigh in for the fight, but missed the 171 welterweight limit by a significant 4.5 pounds.

Jon Anik

Jon Anik expresses "major concerns" about calling UFC 249

Tom Taylor - April 9, 2020

UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik has some understandable concerns about calling the upcoming UFC 249 event. UFC 249 is scheduled for April 18. It was originally expected to go down in Brooklyn, New York, but has been moved to tribal land in California to skirt public health advisories and travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, Johnny Walker, Thiago Santos, Jon Anik
Jon Jones

Jon Anik on Jon Jones situation: "It makes me very sad"

Tom Taylor - April 3, 2020

UFC commentator Jon Anik says Jon Jones’ latest brush with the law makes him “very sad.” Last week, Jones was arrested for aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm. While Jones was able to avoid jail time, this marks the latest incident in a troubling trend for the UFC light heavyweight champ.

  • 1
  • 2