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    John Anik Joins UFC

    Post  SirSquatAlot on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:18 pm

    Just watching the Press Confrence for 137 and they announced John Anik has joined to be the Play by Play guy? Wonder if Goldberg is getting the boot?..

    He's also going to have a job on the new format of The Ultimate Fighter which is changing to a live format.
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    Post  redmeanie77 on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:26 pm













    Intersting! Good to see them trying to freshen things up. Im really curious to see how Anik does, i think he does great in MMAlive. I cant imagine Goldie or Rogan doing anywhere near as good as him on that show. But live commentary is different so we'll see how it goes.

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    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:31 pm

    It must be a good job he's been offered,because I can't see him leaving a cushy job at ESPN unless it was well worth it to him.
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    Post  SirSquatAlot on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:33 pm

    Yeah, i like the guy, he's always came across well on MMA Live and seemed pretty knowledgable. He can't be any worse than Goldie!

    As you said though, good to see things being freshened up a bit.
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:07 am

    Good addition and good move by the UFC to bring him in. I like it.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:08 am

    When's he actually joining the team? I think it's too much to expect that Goldberg will be replaced. They seem to think he's good.
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    Re: John Anik Joins UFC

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:10 am

    Anik will commentate UFC Fight Night and The Ultimate Fighter Finale events on FX, and he'll also call the action for the live "TUF" episodes that begin airing on the cable station in 2012.


    There hasn't been any event announced for 2012 yet has there?
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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:50 am

    Agree with Payne must some good offer to leave ESPN very surprised at that.

    Pretty good Idea to have separate commentary for TUF & UFN maybe Zuffa are trying to convince the public to appreciate the tiring duo of Joe & The Robot. Laughing

    If Anik hasn't a partner yet may I suggest Don Frye Very Happy
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    Post  SirSquatAlot on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:07 pm

    Cowboys From Hell wrote:Agree with Payne must some good offer to leave ESPN very surprised at that.

    Pretty good Idea to have separate commentary for TUF & UFN maybe Zuffa are trying to convince the public to appreciate the tiring duo of Joe & The Robot. Laughing

    If Anik hasn't a partner yet may I suggest Don Frye Very Happy

    And Bas!

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    Post  mattn1977 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:22 pm

    I read that he's going to be invovlved in The Ultimate Fighter and UFC Fight Nights (probably paired with Kenny Florian), which will ease the burden on Goldie and Rogan who will still be the number one team. I think he's pretty slick, and yeah it must've been a great deal to poach him from ESPN.
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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:03 pm

    SirSquatAlot wrote:
    Cowboys From Hell wrote:Agree with Payne must some good offer to leave ESPN very surprised at that.

    Pretty good Idea to have separate commentary for TUF & UFN maybe Zuffa are trying to convince the public to appreciate the tiring duo of Joe & The Robot. Laughing

    If Anik hasn't a partner yet may I suggest Don Frye Very Happy

    And Bas!

    Might as well throw in a few kegs too, That Shark Fight 13 card was legendary soon as Don compared a previous prelim fight to Prison rape to kick off the show you knew there was something special brewing.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:12 pm

    Cowboys From Hell wrote:
    SirSquatAlot wrote:
    Cowboys From Hell wrote:Agree with Payne must some good offer to leave ESPN very surprised at that.

    Pretty good Idea to have separate commentary for TUF & UFN maybe Zuffa are trying to convince the public to appreciate the tiring duo of Joe & The Robot. Laughing

    If Anik hasn't a partner yet may I suggest Don Frye Very Happy

    And Bas!

    Might as well throw in a few kegs too, That Shark Fight 13 card was legendary soon as Don compared a previous prelim fight to Prison rape to kick off the show you knew there was something special brewing.

    Did he actually do that??
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    Re: John Anik Joins UFC

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:13 pm

    Anfields5thKing wrote:
    Cowboys From Hell wrote:
    SirSquatAlot wrote:
    Cowboys From Hell wrote:Agree with Payne must some good offer to leave ESPN very surprised at that.

    Pretty good Idea to have separate commentary for TUF & UFN maybe Zuffa are trying to convince the public to appreciate the tiring duo of Joe & The Robot. Laughing

    If Anik hasn't a partner yet may I suggest Don Frye Very Happy

    And Bas!

    Might as well throw in a few kegs too, That Shark Fight 13 card was legendary soon as Don compared a previous prelim fight to Prison rape to kick off the show you knew there was something special brewing.

    Did he actually do that??

    Well he said prison sex but in prison i don't think there is a difference. Laughing

    Here was 20 quotes from the event from Donald.

    [From MMAFighting.com]

    20. To Rutten: "I know you love me, dontcha sweetheart?"

    19. On Danillo Villefort: "How old is that boy?"

    18. When Kruck mistakenly called Frye "Bas": "No, I'm Don. Bas is the ugly guy with no hair."

    17. On Johnny Rees Rees and Paul Bradley both wearing red trunks: "I'll take the white guy in the red shorts."

    16. On the staredown between Rees and Bradley: "Like a couple of tribal Vikings out there. Blond hair, blue eyes ..."

    15. To Kruck and Rutten at the end of the night: "Great to be here with you ladies."

    14. On referee Kerry Hatley stepping in front of the camera angle: "Get Kerry's ass out of the way and we can see the fight."

    13. On the difficulty of finding an MMA fight in France: "I didn't know France was ever in a fight. ... I heard Italy just declared war on Spain, and France surrendered."

    12. On Alexander after he survived a barrage from Sokoudjou in Round 1: "He's still a little wobbly on his feet, ya know? Either that or he's got good rhythm."

    11. On Bradley: "He's built like a brick s**thouse, ain't he?"

    10. On something we're still trying to figure out: "Skin like a mule's ass."

    9. On Brock Larson's unanimous decision loss and Frye's continued theory he may have been ill: "I'd like to hear if something was wrong with him tomorrow (instead of right after the fight). You don't want the Tito Ortiz list of excuses here. No one respects that."

    8. On a promo spot for a charity for U.S. troops on the ninth anniversary of 9/11: "Get out your wallets, ya cheap bastards, and give 'em some money."

    7. After the fights, while straight man/babysitter Kruck was still on his way back to the broadcast table from a post-fight interview with Trevor Prangley: "That was like two hours of rough, hard sex. I need a cigarette and a tequila now."

    6. On Keith Jardine's stance: "He's so awkward. He's like a rabid octopus. He looks like he's about to fall over at any time." Fortunately, Kruck didn't point out to him that an octopus, as a cold-blooded animal, cannot get rabies.

    5. Obviously no stranger to viral video sensation "Double Rainbow Guy," during a particularly memorable exchange with Rutten: "Double rainbow! Triple rainbow! Double secret probation! ... No, no, no, it's gonna go into triple double overtime!" Kruck saved the day by reminding the viewers, and Frye, "There is no overtime in Shark Fights."

    4. During a discussion with Rutten over their records: "I started counting fights when I'd come home drunk and knock my old lady around," to which Kruck, ever the straight-man, quickly covered for him by saying, "I bet she's got a few wins over you, too."

    3. On his background as a wrestler: "Look at me: I'm a wrestler. My balls are so big, I wear the excess on my hat."

    2. On cauliflower ear: "This guy's tough. His ears are like potatoes. Looks like he got stuck in the birth canal, had to beat him out with a stick."

    1. On the preliminary card fights: "That was like prison sex: hard, sweaty, violent and there was a lot of noise."
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    Re: John Anik Joins UFC

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:43 pm

    Frye is amazing, Id love him or Bas to be part of the UFC shows, that event had the best most enjoyable comentary from an MMA event ive seen.

    Cracking news on Anik the less of Goldie ive to listen too the happier Ill be.

    Also for the big events I reckon they need to get Michael Buffer in as the announce to change things up, he did a few old UFC's and he is 10X better than his wee bro. I could fast forward him and mute Goldie every event.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:39 pm

    I'm assuming it's a Fox move then to get Anik in to replace Goldie on their shows while leaving Goldberg on the PPV which they have no say over.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:40 pm

    Host of the Ultimate Insider? They're replacing Arianny with him?????
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    Re: John Anik Joins UFC

    Post  payneNglory1 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:21 pm

    Jay Glazer is going to be hosting 'UFC Champions Roundtable' on Fuel TV with former UFC champions Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones and Frank Mir, the special debuts on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).


    FUEL TV has also announced plans for both a pre- and post-fight show for the Nov. 12 UFC on FOX 1 event,Glazer and Kenny florian will be the hosts for the pre- and post-fight specials,which promise to offer "fighter profiles and expert analysis, as well as celebrities from the red carpet" in addition to "a complete breakdown of the biggest event in UFC history."
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    Post  SirSquatAlot on Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:32 pm

    Anfields5thKing wrote:Host of the Ultimate Insider? They're replacing Arianny with him?????

    I watched that the other day and they just had angry voice over guy doing the segments. Arianny was the only reason for checking that show out!

    So yeah, you might be right.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:00 am

    Won't be watching that anymore so.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:01 am

    Won't be watching that anymore so.

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