Anakin and Josh are good friends. Josh met Anakin at Ridgewood on Anakin's first day.
Both Anakin and Josh met at Ridgewood during Anakin's first day and unlike Diggie Anakin likes Josh and almost treats him like a brother. Josh admits to Maddie and Liv that Anakin scares him because if he breaks Maddie heart he would break him in half. Anakin asks Josh if he ever watched MMA before because Josh has the feeling he has seen Anakin before and he saw Anakin at his 13th fight before and then Josh realizes Anakin gave him an autograph that said to Josh from Anakin Rooney.