UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik appeared recently on The Schmozone podcast and discussed his co-commentator Joe Rogan.
"The first time I ever worked with him was in 2012 at UFC 155," said Anik, as transcribed by Rishabh Singh for Essentially Sports. "I got the call on three days’ notice to do like my first pay-per-view. He embraced the same way as in early 2017 when I became the No. 1 guy.
"We’ve become great friends. People always ask what you guys talk about backstage. We talk about fighting. We talk about other stuff but the conversation always circles back to fighting. We’re so passionate about our love for mixed martial arts.”
“I don’t have enough superlatives for that guy. He’s the greatest of all time. I’m very disappointed that he hasn’t been given enough national recognition. Even though he doesn’t give a s***. I assure you.
“How has this man not been nominated for a Sports Emmy in the United States of America? I know it’s an old boys club a little bit but I wish he gets more mainstream recognition for how good an analyst he is."