Who is Bruce Buffer?
Bruce Buffer is an American mixed martial arts ring announcer, who achieved his fame by working as an official Octagon announcer for more than 200 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events. He has participated in a number of high profile bouts, and over time has developed some of his own moves, including the Buffer 90-degree turn and even a Buffer 360-degree turn.
Bruce Buffer Bio- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Bruce Anthony Buffer on the 21st May 1957, in Montvale, New Jersey USA, he is the son of John Buffer and his wife Connie who is of Italian ancestry.
Michael became interested in martial arts at 13 years old – at the time he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and began attending judo lessons, ultimately achieving the green belt. However, two years later, he moved to Malibu, California with the family and it was there that he was introduced to Tang Soo Do, a karate-based Korean martial art, by two students of the famous mixed martial artist and actor Chuck Norris. He reached the second-degree black belt in this particular martial art.
Bruce Buffer’s Brother, Michael Buffer
Bruce didn’t know that he had a brother until 1989 when their father contacted Michael; their father saw Michael on television and wanted to meet him, and as a result Michael and Bruce were introduced to each other.
In the mid- ‘90s the two became an agent/manager duo, which made them even more popular. Michael was born on the 2nd November 1944 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and gained fame as a ring announcer and actor, and is best known for his catchphrase “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!”. He has worked in boxing and wrestling, and after becoming famous he was also recruited as the announcer of National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals, Major League Baseball World Series, and was also the guest announcer at the 1999 Indianapolis 500 and the 2017 US Formula One Grand Prix, among numerous other appearances during his illustrious career.
Michael has married three times and divorced two times. He first married when he was 21 years old which lasted for seven years, and produced two sons. He second marriage was from 1999 until 2003, then in 2008 he married Christine Prado, and the couple lives in Southern California. Michael’s wealth is estimated at over $400 million, as of early 2020.
Bruce Buffer’s Career
Before he had given a try to announcing, Bruce was a kickboxer. During his twenties he was successful, however, after reaching his early ‘30s, he had to forego his career, and found a new calling as a ring announcer.
Bruce joined UFC in 1993, while from 1996 he has been standard in UFC events, missing only a few tournaments, so amounting to 150 appearances in UFC tournaments, appearing in octagon regularly from the UFC 10 until UFC 242. He started with small bouts, but as he became more popular, Bruce was getting on bigger matches. In his career, he has announced a number of high-profile bouts, including Chuck Lidell vs Randy Couture, Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin and Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz, while in 2018 he also served as the announcer on the special bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Connor McGregor. Most recently, he became the octagon announcer on the show “UFC on ESPN” (2019-2020).
In addition to his work for the UFC, Bruce has also worked as an announcer on several other mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions, mainly in K-1, and has also announced the boxing match aired on HBO between Joel Casamayor and Michael Katsidis.
Bruce is a professional poker player too, and has a quite rich history at various tournaments. Starting in 2005 h,e made the Final Table of the World Poker Tour in the third Season Invitation at the Commerce Casino, finishing as the sixth-best player. Two years later, he played against the World Champion Chris Moneymaker, in an event televised on ESPN’s World Series of Poker Main Event.
He also played against Strikeforce Fighter Dan Henderson, and UFC Fighter Randy Couture, and beat them, but lost to Howard Lederer in a heads-up play. The whole event was aired through the NBC show “Poker After Dark”.
Bruce has appeared in a number of film and TV projects as himself, thanks to his popularity. His first appearance was in the TV series “Friends” in 1997, while two years later he made an appearance in the film “Play It to the Bone” (1999). He has continued to appear in various films until the present day, and increased his wealth and popularity with appearances in such films as “Here Comes the Boom” (2012), “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” (2015), and most recently “Homes & Watson” in 2018.
Bruce Buffer Net Worth, How Much He Earns? Appearance, Height, Weight
Bruce has become a legendary announcer and his wealth has increased according to his status. According to sources, Bruce Buffer’s net worth has been estimated at around $10 million as of early 2020, while he reportedly earns $100,000 per UFC event.
Bruce stands at 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, while he weighs approximately 165lbs ~ 75kgs. He has grey hair and brown eyes.
Bruce Buffer Personal Life, Married, Single? News, Facts
Bruce is very secretive about his personal life and there is no reliable information about his personal endeavors.
Nevertheless, according to reports, Bruce is a single man, has never been married, and doesn’t have children.
With the spread of Coronavirus, Bruce has taken things seriously and is cautious about his actions, which has resulted in extra measures at the UFC events. He has said that he would gladly participate in the following UFC events, but only if all precautionary measures are applied.
Bruce is active on social media platforms, and has around 800,000 followers on his official Instagram account.