Jon Anik Biography
Jon Anik is famously known as an American mixed martial arts commentator. In addition, he started his career as an anchor with ESPN for over five years prior to moving to the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a play-by-play commentator in 2012.
How Old is Jon Anik – Age and Birthday
Anik, born on 3 July 1978, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is now 45 years old as of 2023. Each year, his birthday falls on the 3rd of July.
How Tall is Jon Anik? – Height and Weight
The mixed martial arts commentator stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Jon Anik Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Anik was born and raised up in Boston, Massachusetts and is Jewish. Likewise, he has an identical twin brother and two other siblings.
He went to and graduated from The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. Later in 1997 and enrolled at Gettysburg College, where he became a member of Theta Chi. Furthermore, he graduated holding a degree in political journalism. Anik as well spent one semester at American University in Washington, D.C., serving as an intern for the George Michael Sports Machine. Besides, he has served in the sports department of The MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Is Jon Anik Married? – Wife
Anik got married to Chrissy and they are blessed with three children.
Jon Anik’s Career
Anik is a former ESPN anchor and also the host of MMA Live on ESPN2. In addition, he has anchored several live events for ESPN, such as MMA Live’s coverage of UFC 91, UFC 94, UFC 98, UFC 100, UFC 101, UFC 113, UFC 114 and UFC 126. Anik as well served for ESPN Radio, where he anchored SportsCenter updates and worked as a fill-in host on Game Night from 2006 to 2008. Besides, he did a weekly MMA chat every Wednesday for ESPN.com.
Dana White announced through a press conference that Jon would be joining the UFC in 2011. Likewise, Anik made his commentary debut through the international broadcast of UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller. In addition, he was the lead play-by-play announcer for some FX and also FUEL TV fights with color commentator as well as former UFC fighter Kenny Florian.
Furthermore, he is the host of the UFC’s flagship sports magazine show UFC Ultimate Insider. Also, he is filled in for Mike Goldberg to team together with Joe Rogan at UFC 155. Anik became a guest on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour and also announced that he had signed a new, longer-term contract together with UFC on September 22, 2014. Later after losing a bet related to the outcome of the Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor fought at UFC 196, Anik became obliged to have a tattoo of the number 209, representing the area code of Diaz’s hometown Stockton, California.
Jon Anik’s Salary and Net Worth
Anik’s salary falls around $1 million a year. He has an estimated net worth of around $23 million, reflecting his earnings from his illustrious career.
Jon Anik Instagram
Follow him on Instagram @jon_anik