UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik is contemplating leaving the UFC over on-line assaults following the UFC 297 principal occasion determination.
Dricus Du Plessis captured the UFC middleweight title by defeating Sean Strickland in the UFC 297 main event on Jan. 20 at Scotiabank Enviornment in Toronto, Canada. Like with all shut fights, individuals scored the struggle in a different way. Anik and podcast co-host and former UFC fighter Kenny Florian each scored the struggle for Du Plessis.
Within the aftermath, Anik’s social media feeds and YouTube channel have been full of assaults from Strickland followers over the choice. Anik and Florian weren’t the one ones who scored the UFC 297 principal occasion for Du Plessis. Former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo did as well. Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker also scored the fight for Du Plessis, amongst others.
The net assaults have Anik contemplating leaving the UFC.
“I’m rising bored with this MMA area slightly bit, and simply the morass of negativity when there’s a shut struggle,” Anik mentioned on the Anik and Florian Podcast on YouTube. “As a result of even for those who and I each thought Dricus Du Plessis gained the struggle, we attempt to current that data respectfully. And once I go onto X or I am going to our YouTube feedback, it looks like numerous these followers are simply in assault mode. And I don’t know if these followers are informal followers or not.”
“I admire the eagerness, however I’m getting to some extent at 45 years of age the place I don’t understand how a lot time I’ve left on this MMA area,” Anik continued. “If I am going do professional soccer, I’m not essentially gonna be coping with this lowest frequent denominator on a regular basis. I don’t know, man. I simply really feel like there’s numerous malice and disrespect from the fan base.”
“Don’t take it from me. Demetrious Johnson and Kenny Florian thought ‘DDP’ gained the struggle. I’ve simply been very off-put with the negativity that has permeated my feed since Saturday evening, and I’m simply undecided how for much longer I’ve left on this area — actually. These of you suggesting that there’s any bias otherwise you don’t like me, nicely, you’ll in all probability get your f—–g want come 2026, as a result of actually, at this level, I’ve had it.”