UFC’s commentary team on what it’s like to be cageside for the biggest fights in the world

UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik: Getty
UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik: Getty

Who has the hardest job in the UFC?

You could argue that there are just shy of 600 correct answers to that question, with the name of any fighter who steps foot in the Octagon a valid response. Jon Anik, Megan Olivi and Brendan Fitzgerald wouldn’t dare to dispute that notion, but the truth is that all three of them – as part of the UFC’s wider broadcast team – are subject to a similar level of scrutiny and pressure to their colleagues on the other side of the Octagon fence. Then there is Dan Hardy, who has stood inside the ring wearing cuts and bruises, but who now sits outside it, wearing a headset and a mic.

Play-by-play commentators Anik and Fitzgerald provide vital layers to the soundtrack of the in-ring action on their respective nights on the job, their contributions for the

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