‘I Don’t Think He is Going Anywhere’ – Jon Anik on Joe Rogan’s Return to the Commentator Booth at UFC 261

Published 04/24/2021, 11:45 AM EDT


The official weigh-ins for the UFC 261 card are finally over. All the 3 title fights are official, including the main event of the evening, Kamaru Usman versus Jorge Masvidal. After the weigh-ins, the UFC commentator Jon Anik appeared in front of the reporters to provide a preview of the main card. He also discussed Joe Rogan and his current situation in the UFC.

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Anik said, “It feels much bigger when he is there. There’s no doubt about it he brings a special dynamic to the broadcast booth. That I am not really sure anybody else can bring there are a lot of these guys who are comedic and super funny, but he is the total package. There’s no doubt about it. I think he is gonna outlast me though there are rumblings oh! Rogans got one foot out of the door. He is doing our domestic paper views right now. He hasn’t traveled internationally as long as I have been doing the pay-per-views, but I don’t think he is going anywhere”.

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Jon Anik confirms Joe Rogan isn’t going anywhere and will continue to be a crucial part of the UFC.

Joe Rogan is a multi-talented personality

Joe Rogan will return to the commentator’s desk with Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik for UFC 261 tomorrow. He hasn’t attended the overseas events during the pandemic, as he was busy with his other work. Rogan also hosts his podcast called the Joe Rogan Experience, which is one of the most successful podcasts in the United States. Along with this, he is also a standup comedian and loves to spread laughter among his audience. Rogan first appeared at UFC 12  Judgment Day in February 1997.

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He started off as an interviewer and slowly turn into a commentator. Now Rogan is one of the most popular figures in the MMA community. His unmatched mic skills and his interview techniques are one of a kind. Rogan brings a lot of excitement with his crazy screams during the knockouts. His reactions while commentating are featured in almost every UFC fight promo.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Joe Rogan is seen in the commentary booth during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He is a crucial figure in the MMA world and is one of the most talented guys on and off the mic.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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