- Bruce Buffer
Bruce Buffer (born on
May 21, 1959in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is the main ring announcer for Ultimate Fighting Championshipmain events. On UFC broadcasts, he is introduced as "the veteran voice of the Octagon". He is the half brother of the well-known boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer, and is President and CEO of their company "The Buffer Partnership". Both Michael and Bruce are grandsons of late boxer Johnny Buff. [ [http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?slug=dd-buffer072907&prov=yhoo&type=lgns The voice of the octagon - Boxing - Yahoo! Sports ] ] Buffer has also appeared on ESPN's World Series of Poker Main Event show playing World Champion Chris Moneymaker at the televised table in 2007 and made the Final Table of the World Poker Tour, in the Season 3 Invitational at the Commerce Casino, where he placed 6th and is a very well known and world rated poker player on the professional circuit.
Bruce always starts off the beginning of each PPV with the phrase "We are LIIIIIIVE!".
Before each main event Buffer proclaims, "This is the Main Event of the evening", followed by the ever exciting "IT"S TIME!"... before introducing the final two fighters.
Besides his catch phrases, Buffer also has a habit of motioning to one corner before quickly spinning and pointing directly to the corner being introduced. In an interview with MMAMemories.com dated March 26th, 2008 Buffer is quoted saying "Let’s call it the 'Buffer 180.'"
Bruce has announced many other MMA promotions internationally including K-1 events and also the 2008 Casamayor/Katsidis boxing event on HBO... he also announces for the
ADCC(Abu Dhabi Combat Club) submission wrestling tournament held every two years around the world.
Mixed Martial Arts Training
Buffer has been awarded two Black Belts rating in the martial arts and was an avid amateur kick-boxer up to the age of 32 and stills trains currently.
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