Bruce Buffer Brushes Away Retirement Talk at 25th Anniversary

Published 02/14/2021, 11:26 PM EST


Bruce Buffer, the American octagon announcer for the UFC, completed 25 years with the promotion at UFC 258. He received a special tribute from the UFC and sat down in an interview following the event.

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He answered questions about his time with the UFC and also talked about the incredible tribute he received.

‘The Veteran Voice Of The Octagon’ said, “It feels amazing cause this is a huge honor for me. You know how passionate I am for being the voice of the octagon, working for Dana, and for all the powers that be at the UFC. I love it, and my passion just keeps getting stronger. I wish I had another 25 years who knows because I am ready to rock-and-roll for 25 more.

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Buffer thanked UFC for the beautiful tribute they presented him with and said that he didn’t expect that. He claimed that it caught him like a side shot to the head and labeled it as beautiful.

Bruce Buffer knew that UFC was going to be big since the beginning

He also shared an anecdote about the time he first got involved with the UFC. He realized that this would be the most significant thing in fighting sports and in sports as a whole.

That’s why I stuck with it; when you stick with something, when I set a goal, I stick with it till the end. I’m a loyal soldier; I wanted to do everything I could way beyond being the voice of the octagon and the octagon announcer for the UFC because I love the organization, I love this sport, and I love the honor of announcing these female and male octagon warriors,” he said.

For twenty-fire years he's given it his all…

🎙 Thank you, @BruceBuffer for making every moment memorable. pic.twitter.com/Rrq0AGVhQ3

— UFC (@ufc) February 14, 2021

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Buffer praised his job for helping him make new friendships with his colleagues, fighters, and the media. Subsequently, he revealed that his retirement would not be coming anytime soon.

The veteran announcer said that he would depart when his passion starts to fade away, which doesn’t seem like a possibility right now. It means that the fans get to witness an icon of the UFC for several more years, and no one could be more grateful.

Who do you think will replace Bruce Buffer if he retires?

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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