Turns out the injury bug is not limited to fighters, the UFC’s regular pay-per-view play-by play announcer Mike Goldberg will not be on air tomorrow night after needing some time off. Filling in for Goldberg will be Jon Anik. UFC analyst Joe Rogan will still remain on the broadcast with Anik.
MMAJunkie first reported the switch.
Jon Anik has become one of the leading voices for the UFC over the past few years, handling the play-by-play duties for the UFC’s second team announcing crew and as the host of UFC’s Ultimate Insider.
UFC President Dana White offered an update MMAJunkie about the change earlier today.
Quick update to Anik-Goldberg story. Turns out Goldie is not ill but instead “taking time off.” @danawhite uncertain when he’ll return.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) December 28, 2012
[UPDATE 18:19hrs] Article updated to reflect the update with Goldberg’s status