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.


As always, feel free to comment below or send feedback about the show to @RNCRadio or @CombatPress on Twitter.

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Jason Kelly
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Jason Kelly has been a lifelong fan of martial arts and was instantly hooked on MMA after watching the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 1 at 12 years old. The Canadian dabbled in martial arts and MMA over the years, but the sport he excelled at was basketball. Jason’s introduction to MMA media started at MMA Religion, which led to his position as a feature writer on MMA DieHards. Jason eventually became the Feature Content Manager at MMA DieHards. His duties at MMA DieHards led to hosting MMA DieHards Radio and MMA Cypher Radio with Corey Charron, before going on to join Joe Rizzo's longtime-running show, Rear Naked Choke Radio. Following a short hiatus from covering the sport he loves, Jason joined the staff at Combat Press. Aside from his interest in MMA, Jason has a passion for hip hop, especially battle rap. He considers himself a hip hop connoisseur and is always up for a conversation on the subject.

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