Updated: Joe Rogan and Jon Anik to call UFC 155 this Saturday

Source: MMAJunkie 

The UFC will try out a new broadcast pairing on Saturday for UFC 155 – though that wasn’t the plan until this week.

Jon Anik will replace Mike Goldberg. It was originally thought that the change was due to illness but John Morgan is now reporting that Goldberg is “taking time off”.

“Quick update to Anik-Goldberg story. Turns out Goldie is not ill but instead “taking time off.” Dana White uncertain when he’ll return.” – John Morgan of MMAJunkie

UFC officials on Friday confirmed the change to MMAjunkie.com

Anik has been the UFC’s “B team” play-by-play voice for the past year and calls the majority of the promotion’s shows on FX and FUEL TV along with former contender and broadcast partner Kenny Florian. Goldberg and Rogan handle pay-per-view cards, FOX shows and other shows when circumstances dictate.

Anik, a former host of “MMA Live” on ESPN2 and ESPN.com, joined the UFC in a broadcast role in 2011. This past spring, he was the host of “The Ultimate Fighter Live” on FX. He also hosts “Ultimate Insider” on FUEL TV, which airs Tuesday nights following “UFC Tonight.”

UFC 155 will be Anik’s first pay-per-view opportunity with the UFC.

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