Mike Goldberg 'taking time off,' Jon Anik takes his seat next to Joe Rogan at UFC 155

Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan have sat side-by-side at the UFC commentary table since 2005.

At UFC 155, Goldberg will be replaced by Jon Anik next to Rogan in the broadcast booth. According to UFC President Dana White Goldberg is taking some time off, however could not elaborate.

“He’s taking time off and is not working this weekend. I don’t know when he will be back.”

MMAJunkie.com was first to report the broadcasting swap.

Anik has been used since the UFC began it’s tenure on FOX. He sits alongside Kenny Florian for the majority of the FX and FUEL TV broadcasts. Anik was a former host of “MMA Live” on ESPN2 and ESPN.com, he now also hosts “Ultimate Insider” on FUEL TV and was the host of “The Ultimate Fighter Live.”

UFC 155 goes down on December 29 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. The main event is for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, as Junior dos Santos looks to defend his belt against the man he took it from, Cain Velasquez. This will be Anik’s first UFC PPV broadcast.

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