Anik and Florian

Anik and Florian

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Jon Anik and Kenny Florian talk MMA, sports, pop culture, and whatever else they can think of. Join Anik and "Ken-Flo" as they break down the latest on-goings in the UFC, take listener calls, and interview personalities from all over the world. It's "The Jon Anik and Kenny Florian Podcast!"


Ep. 77: Former UFC Champ Chris Weidman, Ray Longo, Countdown to UFC 205  

The countdown is on for UFC 205 on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY! The loudest pop that night could be reserved for former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who joins Jon and Kenny to talk about his preparation and fight with Yoel Romero. The guys also look at some of the early betting odds for UFC 205: Alvarez v. McGregor. Plus, weekly podcast staples ‘The Ray Longo Minute’, ‘Headlines’, and Anik tries to keep it rolling in the sportsbook with his ‘Pick to Click’.

Ep. 76: Former WEC Champ Mike Brown, Ray Longo, Ronda Rousey Discussion  

Anik and ‘Flo’ are back for more and so is Ronda Rousey. The guys share their expectations for Rousey’s return fight against bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30 at UFC 207. Also in ‘Headlines’, some thoughts on Dominick Cruz’s next opponent and the betting line for the UFC light heavyweight championship between Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. Also on Ep. 76, the guys are joined by American Top Team coach and former WEC champion Mike Brown. Brown discusses UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s recent move to ATT and also what UFC flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi went through recently with the cancellation of the UFC’s show in Manila. In ‘The Ray Longo Minute’, Ray provides an update on Chris Weidman’s training camp and shares his insights on pupil Al Iaquinta’s rumored retirement from MMA.

Ep. 75: UFC 204 Bisping-Henderson 2 Recap, Ray Longo  

On Episode 75, Jon Anik and Kenny Florian look back at a memorable UFC 204, capped by Michael Bisping’s title defense against Dan Henderson. Ray Longo also highlights some of the night’s biggest moments in his weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’. The guys also pay tribute to former UFC fighter and friend of the podcast, Josh Samman, who passed away on October 5th at the age of 28.

Ep. 74: 'Wonderboy' Thompson, UFC Portland Recap, UFC 204 Preview  

Anik and Florian are joined by the UFC’s No. 1 welterweight contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Ray Longo gives you his prediction for Michael Bisping v. Dan Henderson in his weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’. Ken-Flo gets in on that as well and offers up four picks for UFC 204, which is this weekend in Manchester, England. Plus, a full recap of UFC Fight Night: Lineker v. Dodson, and Anik gives you picks on both MLB wild card games in the ‘Pick to Click’. It’s all here on Episode 74 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’.

Ep. 73: Anik & Florian Recap UFC Brasilia, Ray Longo Talks Weidman at MSG, John Cholish  

This week on Episode 73 of ‘The Anik and Florian Podcast’, the guys recap the UFC’s show in Brasilia and look ahead to the MMA leader’s next offering in Portland this weekend. In the ‘Ray Longo Minute’, Longo showers praise on Cris Cyborg and comes down hard on Roy Nelson for making contact with referee John McCarthy. Plus, friend of the show and former UFC fighter John Cholish joins the guys to catch up and discuss a recent skydiving accident that nearly took his life. Ken-Flo also tries to keep his hot streak going with a prediction on the UFC: Portland main event between John Lineker and John Dodson.

Ep. 72: UFC Fight Night Winner Michael Johnson, Welterweight Champion Woodley Talks 'Wonderboy'  

In honor and memory of the late Kirk Florian. Jon Anik is joined by UFC Hidalgo’s biggest winner, Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Plus, a new ‘Ray Longo Minute’ and a look ahead to Cris Cyborg’s first UFC main event in Brasilia coming up this weekend.

Ep. 71: Miocic-Overeem Reaction, Dave Meltzer on CM Punk, The Ray Longo Minute  

Anik and Florian recap UFC 203, including CM Punk’s forgettable UFC debut and a huge first title defense for heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. The guys also talk to pro wrestling and MMA journalist/historian Dave Meltzer and Ray Longo checks in for his weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’. Plus, Ken-Flo gives his predictions for UFC Fight Night: Poirier v. Johnson, which is coming up this weekend from Hidalgo, TX. And Anik tries to pick you another NFL winner in the ‘Pick to Click’

Ep. 70: UFC Fight Night Winner Ryan Bader, UFC 203 Preview, Ray Longo  

This week on Episode 70 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’, UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader joins the show after a big win over the weekend in Hamburg, Germany. Kenny and Jon recap the show and the killer main event between Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski before turning their attention to UFC 203: Miocic v. Overeem. What are the expectations for CM Punk’s UFC debut? Plus, Ken-Flo gives his predictions for the entire main card in the ‘Main-Event Challenge’, Ray Longo checks in from New York City with his weekly rant, and the guys also pay their respects to MMA fighter Marcus Kowal, who tragically lost his son over the weekend.

Ep. 69: Coach Brandon Gibson, Maia-Condit Reaction, Arlovski-Barnett Preview, Ray Longo  

This week, the guys look back at an amazing UFC on FOX offering in Vancouver. Demian Maia steals the show and vaults into title contention. Ken-Flo sounds off on Maia and looks ahead at how he matches up with the champion Tyron Woodley and fellow top contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Carlos Condit’s fighting future is in doubt after his loss to Maia. Anik talks to Condit’s striking coach Brandon Gibson about the fight and what the future might hold for ‘The Natural Born Killer’. Gibson also offers some insight on Andrei Arlovski’s state of mind, as he preps for yet another UFC headliner this weekend versus Josh Barnett. Plus, yet more winners from Florian in the ‘Main Event Challenge’ last week. This week, he gives you his picks for UFC Fight Night: Barnett v. Arlovski. And in the weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’, Raymond shares his thoughts on Maia’s win and the great performance from Anthony Pettis in his featherweight debut. It’s all here on Episode 69 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’!

Ep. 68: UFC Champ Eddie Alvarez, UFC 202 Reaction, Condit-Maia Preview  

This week, Anik and Florian recap UFC 202 and the classic fight turned in by superstars and rivals Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. As for who might be next for McGregor after the win, could it be UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez? ‘The Underground King’ joins the show to offer his thoughts on Diaz-McGregor II and how the result might impact his plans. Plenty more UFC 202 reaction from the Godfather Ray Longo in his weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’. Ken-Flo looks to keep it rolling with his UFC predictions in the ‘Main-Event Challenge’. Is he backing Demian Maia or Carlos Condit in Vancouver? And with the NFL season on the horizon, the guys also preview the annual SuperContest Weekend, which beckons in a few days from Las Vegas.

Ep. 67: 'Big' John McCarthy Talks Rule Changes, Diaz-McGregor 2 Discussion  

The. Rematch. Is. Upon. Us. Nate Diaz v. Conor McGregor II. Ken-Flo gives his analysis and prediction for what Anik believes is the biggest fight of 2016. Ray Longo also offers up a breakdown and pick in his weekly spot. ‘Big’ John McCarthy is back on the show. He will be the third man in the Octagon with Diaz and McGregor on Saturday. McCarthy talks about what goes into prepping for a big assignment such as this and also highlights some of the rule changes coming to MMA in 2017. Plus, former wrestler and current MMA manager Danny Rubenstein joins the guys live from Rio de Janeiro with a report on the Olympic Games. It’s all yours on Episode 67 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’.

Ep. 66: Conor McGregor's Coach John Kavanagh, Ray Longo, UFC Fight Night Reaction  

UFC 202: Diaz v. McGregor 2 is on the horizon and the guys begin their two-week preview on Episode 66 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’. Conor McGregor’s chief corner John Kavanagh joins the show from Ireland before heading to Vegas next week. Kavanagh discusses what has been different in McGregor’s preparation for Nate Diaz this time around and why his reputation as a coach is on the line on August 20th. Plus, more thoughts on the biggest fight of 2016 from Ray Longo in his weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’. Anik and Ken-Flo also look back at the UFC’s first live event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ep. 65: UFC 201 Reaction, Pat Miletich, Woodley Coach Din Thomas  

This week on Ep. 65, Anik & Florian welcome in UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich, who is training for the Leadville 100, a 100-mile race in Colorado. Miletich also talks about his longtime friend Robbie Lawler’s recent championship defeat at the hands of Tyron Woodley at UFC 201. Also on the program, Woodley's cornerman and UFC veteran Din Thomas. Thomas discusses Woodley’s staying power as UFC champion, how his role on ‘Dana White: Lookin’ For a Fight’ came to pass and also reflects upon his main event v. Ken-Flo several years ago. Ray Longo pumps his movie ‘The Brooklyn Banker’ in his weekly spot. And Florian offers up four free plays for UFC: Salt Lake City in the ‘Main-Event Challenge'.

Ep. 64: UFC 201 Headliner Tyron Woodley, Julianna Peña, Justin Scoggins  

This week on Ep. 64, Jon and Kenny look back at the UFC’s recent offering in Chicago, including what was a massive main-event win for Valentina Shevchenko over Holly Holm. Then, the focus shifts to UFC 201: Lawler v. Woodley and the welterweight championship fight coming up this weekend. ‘The Chosen One’, No. 1 contender Tyron Woodley joins Anik for a quick 1-on-1 before he heads to Atlanta. South Carolina native Justin Scoggins is also part of the PPV line-up at UFC 201…he joins the show for the first time to preview his fight with Ian McCall. Ray Longo is back with more bullets in his ‘Ray Longo Minute’. And yet another listener tries to best Ken-Flo as part of the ‘Main-Event Challenge’. It’s all this week on ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’!

Ep. 63:'s Brett Okamoto Talks Stockton Trip, Longo on Lesnar-Jones Positives  

The fight recaps continue on Ep. 63, as the guys highlight yet more notable performances from International Fight Week and the UFC’s first trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Plus, after his jaunt to Stockton, California to chat with Nate Diaz, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto joins the show. In ‘The Ray Longo Minute’, Longo shares his thoughts on USADA and the potential anti-doping violations for Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar. Ray also predicts the likelihood of a rematch between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold. Plus, with UFC on FOX from Chicago on tap this weekend, another podcast listener goes head-to-head with K-Flo in the ‘Main Event Challenge’.

Ep 62: UFC 200, TUF Finale, Dos Anjos-Alvarez Recap, Joe Lauzon, Ray Longo  

This week, Anik and Florian are back from South Dakota to recap no fewer than four UFC shows that have transpired in the last week. UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon joins the guys for the first time following his big win over Diego Sanchez at UFC 200. Ray Longo shares his thoughts on Chris Weidman not getting the title shot against Michael Bisping in his ‘Ray Longo Minute’. Jon and Kenny will analyze the entire UFC 200 main card, as well as the championship performances of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Eddie Alvarez. Plus, weekly staple segments ‘Headlines’, ‘Pick to Click’, and the ‘Pronunciation of the Week’. It’s all here and now on Episode 62 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’!

Ep. 61: 'Alpha' Cat Zingano, UFC 200, International Fight Week Preview  

With UFC 200 just about a week away, the boys are back with a full preview, including Ken-Flo’s picks on all five main-card fights in the ‘Main Event Challenge’. The guys break down most of the match-ups on what is the deepest fight card the UFC has ever put together. UFC bantamweight contender Cat Zingano is a part of it and ‘Alpha’ Cat joins the show to talk about the weight cut and her return fight against Julianna Pena. Ray Longo is back with his inimitable storytelling skills in ‘The Ray Longo Minute’. And Anik looks to keep his momentum going in Major League Baseball with another ‘Pick to Click’. It’s Episode 61 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’!

Ep. 60: Aaron Simpson Remembers Ryan Jimmo, FS1's Jason Whitlock, Author Josh Gross, Ray Longo  

This week on Episode 60 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’, Anik flies solo and is joined by FS1 television host and award-winning journalist Jason Whitlock. Plus, longtime MMA reporter and writer Josh Gross is live in studio to discuss his new book ‘Ali vs. Inoki’. Power MMA’s Aaron Simpson pays his respects to his fallen friend, UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo. Ray Longo is back for an extended ‘Ray Longo Minute’, as they look ahead to UFC 200 and discuss Chris Weidman’s recent comments about Michael Bisping and the middleweight title picture. And Anik celebrates Stipe Miocic’s inclusion in the Cavaliers’ championship parade and also pays his respects to the late women’s college basketball legend Pat Summitt.

Ep. 59: Wonderboy-MacDonald Reaction, Shannon Knapp Announces Invicta FC 18 Card, Ray Longo  

The boys are back in the US and ready to recap the UFC’s first trip to Ottawa. Ray Longo has spent extensive time with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and shares thought on WB’s big win in his weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’. Anik and Florian also chat about Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone’s latest win and finish and what it was like to be on the call for the instant-classic brawl between Steve Bosse and Sean O’Connell. Plus, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp joins the show with some breaking news about Invicta's next show, main event and location. Some discussion on LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Stipe Miocic, and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. And Anik stays with ‘The Land’ for this week’s ‘Pick to Click’. It’s Episode 59 of ‘The Anik & Florian Podcast’!

Ep. 58: Wonderboy's Father Ray Thompson, Ray Longo, UFC 199 Recap, Brock Lesnar Discussion  

After an unexpected bye week, Anik and Florian are back with a full recap of UFC 199. They’ll analyze the championship performances of Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz, while also highlighting some of the night’s other big winners, including Dan Henderson, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. Also in ‘Headlines’, the guys share some thoughts on Brock Lesnar’s UFC return and the passing of the larger-than-life Kimbo Slice. Plus, before Jon and Kenny head to Ottawa for the call of UFC Fight Night, they’ll talk to Ray Thompson, father and chief corner of Stephen Thompson, who fights Rory MacDonald in the main event. And Ray Longo brings the heat, as usual, with his weekly ‘Ray Longo Minute’.

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