The UFC is back finally with its first event of 2021. The Fight Night event in the brand new Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi will be headlined by a fascinating featherweight contest between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. A packed card is in store for the fans, as the UFC has done its best to entertain fans after a lengthy layoff of almost a month.
The preliminary card kicked off with a featherweight bout between Austin Lingo and Jacob Kilburn. UFC’s signature voice, announcer Bruce Buffer, started to introduce the fighters in his unmatched style, but he got attacked by a fly while doing his thing. He had to shake off the fly before eventually carrying on with the process.
It was a strange coincidence, to say the least. Buffer didn’t get the start he must have expected to 2021 and it will be something that both he and the fans will remember for a long time.
Buffer has been with the UFC for over two decades now. The legendary American is most-famous for his renowned key phrase, ‘It’s time’. But certainly, the fly took its time in the spotlight in the UFC’s maiden appearance on ABC.
Buffer will have a lot to handle on his first trip of 2021 to Fight Island. Of course, tonight’s main-event between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar will attract attention from fight fans. But there’s also the imminent return of Conor McGregor in the wings. The legendary announcer will want to avoid any sort of mishap in that event. Not that this one was his fault.
After spending almost two decades with the UFC, Buffer has done his bit to excite fans for the biggest fights over the years. His catchphrases and signature moves are associated with all the memorable UFC moments. Even at 63, he remains a major attraction for fight fans around the world.
What did you make of Bruce Buffer’s blooper to start the year off? Is this a sign of things to come?
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