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Jon Anik Biography
Jon Anik is an American mixed martial arts commentator. He currently works for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Anik is also a former ESPN anchor and host of ESPN.com’s MMA Live.
In 1997, Jon graduated from The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. He then enrolled at Gettysburg College, where he was a member of Theta Chi. He earned a degree in political journalism from the university. He spent one semester at American University in Washington, D.C. He was working as an intern for the George Michael Sports Machine.
Anik has also interned in the sports department of The Metro West Daily News in Framingham, Mass.
Jon Anik Age
Jon Anik was born on July 3, 1978 in Boston Massachusetts, USA. He is 44 years
Jon Anik Family – Jon Anik Twin
Jon was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is of Jewish descent. Born in family of three, he has an identical twin Jason.
Jon Anik Wife
Jon is married to Chrissy Anik, they have two daughters, Riley and Tatum and a son called Hunter.
Jon Anik ESPN
Anik has anchored several live events for ESPN, including MMA Live’s coverage of UFC 91, UFC 94, UFC 98, UFC 100, UFC 101, UFC 113, UFC 114 and UFC 126. From 2006 to 2008, he worked for ESPN Radio.
He anchored Sports Center updates and served as a fill-in host on Game Night. Anik also did a weekly MMA chat every Wednesday for ESPN.com.
Jon Anik Ufc
Dana White announced during a press conference in 2011 that Jon Anik would be joining the UFC. He made his commentary debut during the international broadcast of UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller. Anik is also the lead play-by-play announcer for some FX and FUEL TV fights with color commentator and former UFC fighter Kenny Florian. Jon is also the host of the UFC’s flagship sports magazine show UFC Ultimate Insider. He has also filled in for Mike Goldberg to team with Joe Rogan at UFC 155.
Jon Anik Nate Diaz
On September 22, 2014, He was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour on September 22, 2014 and announced that he had signed a new, longer-term contract with UFC. Anik was obliged to have a tattoo of the number 209 which represented the area code of Diaz’s hometown Stockton, California after losing a bet related to the outcome of the Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor fight at UFC 196.
He has assumed the role of the UFC’s main play-by-play commentator for all pay-per-view events since Mike Goldberg’s departure in 2017.
Jon Anik Kenny Florian Podcast
Anik and fellow UFC-commentator Kenny Florian started the Anik-Florian podcast in April 2015. On the podcast mixed martial sports, arts, and pop culture are discussed.
Jon has made several radio and TV appearances, including ESPN programs Sports Nation, and The Doug Gottlieb Show, The Scott Van Pelt Show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Other appearances include: ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas, ProMMA Radio, MMAjunkie Radio, MMA Weekly Radio, The MMA Hour, the Sherdog Radio Network. He also featured on the ESPN UFC podcast every week with his “Anik-dotes”
He was the play-by-play voice for Season 1 of Bellator Fighting Championships. He co-starred in the MMA feature film Warrior as he states “I was pleasantly surprised when I got the script that I had six wardrobe changes,” he told MMAjunkie.com Radio. “I guess I was surprised I had that many lines.
Jon Anik Salary
His salary is not yet revealed.
Jon Anik Height
Anik stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
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