Veteran voice of the Octagon Bruce Buffer is celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary of working on the UFC as an announcer. Buffer is now 63 years old and is known for his catchphrase – “It is the time!”.
A video montage tributing Bruce Buffer was launched at UFC 258 to commemorate his 25 years with the promotion. In February 1996 at UFC 8, Buffer joined the UFC as an announcer.
Throughout his profession, Bruce Buffer developed an animated but charismatic model of introducing fighters to the cage. “Buffer 180” and “Buffer 360” are two signature strikes that Bruce Buffer performs whereas introducing fighters within the cage. Buffer has mastered the artwork of hyping up followers within the environment along with his energetic vocals.
There's only one voice of the Octagon. 🎙️
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 14, 2021
UFC president Dana White appreciated Bruce Buffer’s loyalty to the promotion. Buffer fits up in his iconic smoking jackets (tailor-made by King & Bay) for every event and builds up every combat in the identical zestful manner. For UFC 258, Bruce Buffer dressed up in a dapper jacket acknowledging the 25 years that he has spent with the corporate.
Custom lining showcasing his journey over the years 👌
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 13, 2021
Did Bruce Buffer ever fight within the UFC?
Previous to getting into the UFC as an announcer, Bruce Buffer held a black belt within the Korean martial art referred to as Tang Soo Do. Nonetheless, the Oklahoma native has never fought professionally contained in the Octagon. Buffer repeatedly trains with UFC athletes and stays in form for his appearances on dwell tv.
A well-known incident of Bruce Buffer getting right into a heated bodily alternate with former UFC fighter Frank Trigg was narrated in UFC’s Fightlore. As Frank Trigg was having a dialog with UFC president Dana White in an elevator, Buffer interrupted by complimenting White’s watch. Trigg took offense to this and hit Buffer with a karate chop.
Bruce Buffer instantly retaliated with a blow to Trigg’s face and the 2 began to brawl because the elevator reached the bottom flooring. Buffer went on to deal with the brawl and talked about what Dana White considered it.
Bruce Buffer stays a legend of the Octagon, along with his announcing style having gone down in history.