Ultimate Stopping Championship (UFC) play-by-play commentator Jon Anik awaits the promotion’s enormous switch to ESPN.
The UFC 232 post-fight current marked the highest of the UFC’s deal with FOX. The UFC carried out a key operate in FOX Sports activities actions’ launch. Whereas the connection had its highs and lows, it’s deemed successful by many. On Jan. 19, the UFC will make its debut on ESPN+ with Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw serving as a result of the headliner.
Jon Anik Talks UFC’s Switch To ESPN
Anik appeared on the latest model of MMAFighting.com‘s “The MMA Hour.” All through his look, Anik talked about merely how enormous being on ESPN is for the UFC:
“I believe it’s thrilling. I believe it’s very attention-grabbing that you just’re going to have this nice set of prelims on linear ESPN, after which abruptly persons are going to understand that if you would like to see Dillashaw and Cejudo, you’ve gotta both go on some gadget or in case you’ve bought a type of fancy TVs — I believe it’s going to be a transition for lots of people. However huge image, I’m excited. When Francis Ngannou and Cain Velasquez struggle on ESPN, with respect to Cain-JDS 1 on FOX and the launching of FS1 in 2013, and you know the way a lot respect I’ve for these individuals, however a UFC struggle evening in prime time on ESPN, that’s been the aim since we began MMA Live in 2008. So, even when I wasn’t round for that, for lots of us who had been kind of grinding our gears at ESPN and getting nowhere in combined martial arts setting again then, it’s like, mission completed. We’ve bought a UFC struggle evening on ESPN? That’s what we’ve at all times been working for.”
Do you suppose the UFC’s ESPN deal will seemingly be larger for the promotion than the FOX deal?