Tony Doherty

Tony Doherty to replace Lonnie Teper as MC of the 2019 Arnold Classic USA.

According to sources close to and as reported by Dave Palumbo of, a major change is to take place at the 2019 Arnold Classic USA.

Arnold Classic Australia promoter Tony Doherty will be replacing longtime Master of Ceremony Lonnie Teper.

This news is shocking for all those that have been following the bodybuilding industry.

Lonnie has been the MC of the Arnold Classic USA since 1993, 25 years.

Doherty is a very close friend and business partner with Arnold Schwarzenegger and he should have no problem taking over the job.

Speaking to, Lonnie Teper was full of praise for Arnold and Jim Lorimer.

Mcing the Arnold definitely ranks right up there among the highlights of my involvement in the industry. 25 years was a long run. I want to thank Arnold and Jim Lorimer for the opportunity to be such a major part of such a great event for over two decades”, concluded Teper.

Lonnie Teper was Master of Ceremony of the Arnold Classic USA for 25 years