An American UFC announcer, Bruce Buffer is worth an estimated $10 million. As the Octagon ring announced for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he has made a fortune (UFC).
Early Life: Bruce Buffer
Bruce Anthony Buffer was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 21, 1957. When he was a teenager, he began training in martial arts while living in Philadelphia with his family. A green judo belt and a black Tang Soo Do belt were his final accomplishments. When Buffer was 15, he and his family relocated to Malibu. He continued his martial arts training in California and got acquainted with Chuck Norris. Tang Soo Do was Chuck’s introduction to the sport. For several years, Buffer also practised kickboxing until he was warned by doctors that he had had too many concussions.
Bruce Buffer is known as the “Veteran Voice of the Octagon” during UFC events. His unique actions and catchphrases have made him a household name. This statement is used at the beginning of each event: “Ladies and gentlemen, we…are live!” “This is the big event of the evening,” “This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for,” and ultimately, “It’s time!” are some of the phrases used by Buffer before introducing the last two combatants for each main event. The “Buffer 180” is his trademark manoeuvre, when he moves across the Octagon and then swiftly turns 180 degrees to gesture to the corner being presented.
Outside Of the UFC:
In addition to announcing for the UFC, Buffer also serves as an announcer for several other events, including foreign MMA promotions and K-1 events, the 2008 Joel Casamayor vs. Michael Katsidis HBO boxing event, and the biennial Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) submission wrestling tournament. It’s Time” by DJs Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke is a UFC-inspired tune that features his voice as the official announcer for the World Series of Beer Pong.
Bruce Buffer is an accomplished poker player who has been on ESPN’s World Series of Poker Main Event and on an episode of the TV show Poker After Dark. At the 2010 World Series of Poker final table, he used the phrase “Shuffle up and deal!” and the Luxor Las Vegas poker room was renamed in his honour. Additionally, Buffer has been in various television shows and films, such as “Friends,” “Entourage,” and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” as well as the upcoming “Holmes & Watson” (2018).
Personal Life and Salary of Bruce Buffer:
Bruce Buffer is the half-brother of world-famous boxing commentator Michael Buffer, who is a household name. In 1989, Joe Buffer, their father, first introduced them to each other. The Buffer Partnership is the name of the business they run as a team. Bruce came up with the concept for Michael to trademark “Let’s get ready to rumble!”. As a result of licencing deals and appearance fees, Michael made hundreds of millions of dollars from the term.
Johnny Buff, Bruce and Michael’s great-grandfather, was a world-renowned boxer. Prior to his divorce from his first wife, Annie Buffer, Buffer was engaged to be married. Dougie Buffer is the couple’s first child.
In the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bruce Buffer gets paid $100,000 each event.
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