28 Years Later, Michael Buffer Reveals How Brother Bruce Buffer Got His Chance at the UFC to Work Alongside Dana White and Joe Rogan

Published 03/13/2023, 11:19 AM EDT

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Michael Buffer and Bruce Buffer have been at the center of attention in the combat sports world. The contribution of the brothers in popularizing the sports is immense. Furthermore, the UFC announcer also has other ventures that are being recognized by the sporting world.

Most fans know Bruce Buffer from the UFC and Michael Buffer from the sport of boxing. However, many wouldn’t know that Michael Buffer announced in the UFC too. The elder brother has shared a story about his brother working alongside Dana White and Joe Rogan.

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Michael Buffer reposted a tweet of himself announcing UFC 6 has gone viral over the internet. The tweet featured him announcing with his trademark “Are you ready?” phrase.

Moreover, the famous boxing announcer sent a message to the fans too. He wrote, Ah, yes, so many years ago..other commitments prevented me from continuing w/UFC but that led the way for my brother @brucebuffer to step in and become the world renowned superstar VETERAN VOICE OF THE OCTAGON! #IiiiiiiiitsTIME #LetsGetReadyToRumble”.

The fans went into nostalgia as they were reminded of the earliest phases of the UFC. During those days, Michael Buffer was being considered as the voice of combat sports, as he was present almost in every popular combat sporting event to hype up the crowd..

Fans compare Michael Buffer to Bruce Buffer

The fans took over ESPN MMA’s Instagram post on Michael Buffer. The fans had some wholesome comments about the Buffer brothers while still comparing them.

One fan said, “How sick would it be to see both Buffer brothers in action at a UFC PPV”. Another one added, “Never thought of them being brothers”.

Furthermore, one fan commented, “I like Michael for boxing and Bruce for UFC. Michael’s seems more classic and sophisticated and Bruce’s sounds like violence is on the way”.


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An Instagram user commented, “He was making his millions doing boxing WCW”.


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A fan added, “Michael is way better and classy but it does suit boxing more for ufc bruce is the right one.”

Moreover, a fan added, “UFC doesn’t even feel right to me without Bruce Buffer’s announcing”. Another fan added, “Crazy alternate universe where Michael buffer announced the ufc for life”.

Lastly, a fan added, “Most of y’all enjoy Bruce Buffer now because u didn’t know abt Michael. I don’t blame y’all”.


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Written by:

Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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Debmallya Chakraborty