Megan Olivi Talks About Her Job & Reporting On MMA Fighter Husband


UFC personality and television show host Megan Olivi has been a part of the MMA world for quite some time now.

She is also married to longtime UFC fighter Joseph Benavidez and as a part of her job, the reporter sometime has to cover her husband’s activities.

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“I’ve worked almost every single one of his fights, wins and losses,” Olivi told MMA Junkie Radio. “It’s never, to me, something I even think about. I’m going to be there, regardless. And, no matter what, when he fights, the only thing I don’t like is people watching me watch him. When I’m backstage, doing my job for the broadcast, most of the time there’s only a producer with me anyway, so people might be passing by but nobody’s – it’s not like there’s fans around or anything. So as long as no one’s watching me watch him, I’m fine either way.”

Olivi has also never stepped into the cage and competed as a fighter herself, despite her long history in the sport.

The reporter also hopes that nobody would suggest that she gives her husband any preferential treatment when it comes to her reporting.

“With my job, it’s kind of frowned upon a little bit that people would tie the two of us together in that emotional capacity,” Olivi said. “No matter what, I can always do my job, he can always do his. So I just think the more we kind of separate – because I am a psycho when he fights. I lose my mind. I watch fights for a living. I know what’s going on. I know why fighters are doing things. When he fights, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, what’s happening?’ I don’t need people seeing that – no one needs anyone to see that – so we just kind of keep it hidden.”

When Benavidez does compete in a few months at UFC Fight Night 110, the reporter will simply be there as his wife.

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