After his comments about the UFC 297 main event between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis weren’t received well by some fans, Jon Anik lashed out and insisted his time in the sport may be coming to an end.
Some sided with him, while others attacked him for his comments about fans. The 45-year old hinted that he was considering a move into the NFL, and labelled MMA fans as ‘the lowest of common denominators’. He later retracted this statement.
Jon Anik issued a statement following the comments and apologized. UFC’s play-by-play announcer, Jon Anik, took full responsibility for his reaction. He claimed he was emotionally charged at the time.
Anik replied to fans that “last week, on my podcast I was in a high emotional state due to the numerous allegations of bias made at UFC 297).” “And I made regrettable remarks relating to the MMA fans.”
“I am surprised at how my comments have been re-purposed, and I must be more responsible when speaking on an open microphone.”
“There is so much work that goes into a single UFC pay-per view, it can be hard when my integrity in broadcasting is called into doubt. This doesn’t justify my extortion.”
Anik continued his heartfelt…