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Rear-Naked Choke Radio: UFC’s Jon Anik

Jason Kelly Radio Host

UFC announcer Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) joined Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) for a special one-on-one episode of RNC Radio.

Audio available for download on iTunes or on Stitcher Radio

The pair took a deep dive into Anik’s diverse background, including his transition from the famed Boston radio DieHards to ESPN to the UFC. Anik is a pioneer on the media side of MMA. He was a rising star at ESPN who craved the opportunity to call MMA fights when the market had not yet matured. Through hard work and a couple of things breaking his way, Anik landed his dream job of calling UFC fights and living in the MMA world. There is more to the story, and you’ll only get it here on the RNC Radio podcast.


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