Bruce Buffer has been the “Official Voice of the Octagon” for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 1996 and with many other mixed martial arts events worldwide and is recognized internationally as “The Voice of Mixed Martial Arts”. The UFC is seen worldwide on Satellite and Cable TV PPV. He is also on SPIKE TV’s hit series “UFC Unleashed”, “UFC Wired” and “Ultimate Fight Night” which is televised live throughout the year. The UFC is one of the most popular sports DVD’s sold and rented in video stores internationally.
Buffer is a featured character both as the Octagon announcer and as a fighter in six Ultimate Fighting Championship video games by CRAVE and THQ and is also the model and voice for the boxing character Tony T. in the Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 video game by Midway. He has co-starred with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal on NBC’s hit TV show “FRIENDS”, appeared alongside Antonio Banderas in the motion picture “Play it to the Bone”, performed voice over work for Clint Eastwood’s 2004 Best Picture Oscar award winner, “Million Dollar Baby” and recently co-starred on HBO’s hit series “Entourage” as himself, amongst numerous other TV shows, movies and special events.
As a ranked professional Poker player on the pro tournament poker circuit he has been seen on the Travel Channel’s popular “World Poker Tour TV Show” featuring his playing at the final Table of the 2005 WPT LA Invitational, where he placed 6th after being eliminated by pro player, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson. He is also featured on ESPN’s Aug. 2007’s airing of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event. He also co-stars in the critically acclaimed instructional poker DVD “Final Table Poker” along with Phil Gordon, the host of the TV show “Celebrity Poker”.
Bruce is President and CEO of Buffer Enterprises, Inc., through which he manages his entrepreneurial ventures. He has proven himself as a motivational speaker at corporate events and has received praise from top industry professionals for the management and guidance of the successful career of his brother Michael Buffer, the world famous sports and entertainment announcer. His work involves the creation, design and management of all product and promotional licensing surrounding Michael Buffer’s world famous “LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE®” trademark phrase, which has grown into a major international enterprise, approaching $400,000,000 in retail sales worldwide and growing. Bruce Buffer has expanded the “LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!®” brand, which has become a part of American sports culture, into all areas of sports, entertainment and merchandising.
Bruce Buffer is classified as a true entrepreneur, announcer, entertainer and motivational speaker who keeps the viewing public attentive and excited about products and events he represents. He is also well known for introducing international events with his famous phrase: “IT’S TIME… TO BEGIN…!”
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