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ONE37pm Talks With Jon Anik, The Voice of the UFC

Think about every great moment from the UFC. It could be a crazy knockout, it could be a passing of the torch, it might be an improbable upset. With each of those moments, there is a good chance it is Jon Anik’s voice you hear, telling the story. 

He talked with ONE37pm’s Bo Templin about his gig as the lead play-by-play announcer for the UFC, how he got there, and his plans after his time with the UFC. 

Bo Templin: The evolution of MMA is just remarkable.

Jon Anik: It is exciting. We have had this initiative to get martial arts into mainstream sports.  For a lot of us, journalists or otherwise for a long time. We have been at this since 2007. We knew it would take more than a quarter-century to make it a Big 5 (sport) in this country… we are closing the gap, but we aren’t there yet.

Anik is one of the best in the business. He is enthusiastic, genuine, knowledgable, and dedicated beyond belief. Who knows, this episode could be the present meeting the future…

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