“My Jaw Hit the Floor” – UFC “GOAT” Bruce Buffer Reveals Jaw-Dropping Exchange With Tom Brady

Published 05/25/2022, 1:00 PM EDT

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“IT IS TIME” is the most iconic phrase every UFC fan is familiar with. The man behind this phrase, Bruce Buffer, has been around the UFC for a very long time. Buffer first started working with UFC in 1996 and has since been a mainstay in the company. While fans acknowledge him as an all-time great, Buffer shared an instance where an outstanding athlete once called him the GOAT.

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In an interview with TMZ Sports, Bruce Buffer once shared how Tom Brady called him the GOAT. Buffer said, “Every time I see him, I think that he is the GOAT, and he is the GOAT.”

He further added, “And the last time I had to tell him, I said Tom, you know you truly are the GOAT and then he looked at me and said, to me, that I was the GOAT and honestly guys, my jaw hit the floor, I couldn’t even lift it off the floor for about another half hour.”

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It is undeniable that Bruce Buffer deserves the recognition he gets. Few can do their job as efficiently as the voice of the octagon. His immense passion for his job is seen by spectators and his getting injured due to it is a testament to his passion.

Bruce Buffer injured himself while announcing a main event

How often have you heard of a ring announcer injuring himself while announcing a fight? Well, such was the unfortunate case with Bruce Buffer when he announced the main event between Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields.

The fight between St-Pierre and Shields took place at the Rogers Centre. The arena was packed with 55,00 people, and they were all set to witness the action. Bruce Buffer, as usual, roared his iconic phrase, “IT IS TIME” and first introduced Jake Shields.

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As Buffer turned towards St-Pierre and introduced him, the fighter thrust forward towards Buffer in excitement. That’s when Buffer had to move back and that is when his leg gave out.

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Buffer had torn both his ACL and his Meniscus. Immediate treatment would mean months away from the octagon. But, being as passionate as he is, Buffer did not take treatment immediately. He instead worked five more events since suffering the injury. Eventually, when there was more than a month’s gap between the two events, Buffer got the treatment done but still needed braces to get by.

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Such is the immense passion of Bruce Buffer. There are few who can replicate what he does in the octagon. His voice in the octagon can bring life and excitement into an arena, wanting to watch a good fight and into two athletes wishing to put up a great fight.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.
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Paras Pande

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