MMA is a sport where the level of adrenaline is generally very high. Consequently, the people around the sport often hurl cuss words, disregarding the fact that they have a camera upon them. Generally, it’s the fighters doing the cursing. However, this time around it is UFC commentator Jon Anik whose words shocked Dominick Cruz.
Following UFC on ESPN 11, Jon Anik along with Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz sat down to discuss the fights that took place at the UFC Apex Centre. The trio was also responsible for the commentating duty during the event.
After the post-fight show ended, Anik gave his close remark. He said that his “f**ing producer” was asking him to “shut the f**k up” in his ear.
When Anik acted out of his character, Bisping quickly reminded him where he was. “Woah! Woah! Woah! Don’t swear. ESPN. We’re going live.” Through all this the reaction of fellow commentator Dominick Cruz was priceless. The former bantamweight champion had his mouth open in shock.
Those who have heard Jon Anik only on UFC commentary may have never seen this side of him before. However, it is quite common on his podcast with Kenny Florian. Some fans have often alleged that he is attempting to be the next Joe Rogan.
The UFC card this past weekend delivered on a lot of fronts. However, the fans also criticized the main event for its lack of action. Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov for a majority of the fight. He used his wrestling to hold down Volkov and neutralize his striking. The win has put Blaydes in contention for a title shot right next to Francis Ngannou.
The fight between Shane Burgos and Josh Emmett was hands down, the best fight of the night. For fifteen minutes straight, the two featherweights banged it out inside the Octagon, leaving nothing on the table. Emmett came out as the winner by a unanimous decision.
The card was also marred by controversy by the opener of the prelims. UFC newcomer Max Rohskopf, who was fighting on a short-notice, asked to quit after two rounds. However, his coaches asked him to continue fighting. The action of the coaches has spurred a controversy regarding the role of corners in MMA.
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