It’s hard to be clever when the brain cells left in your head just sort of give up on you (compliments of watching Inception for a second time). I tried to explain what the Bruce Buffer 180 was to a barista at Starbucks and then I just realized that…I was trying to explain the Bruce Buffer 180 to a barista at Starbucks. That’s probably the equivalent of her trying to explain the techniques of a caramel macchiato to Mark Coleman.
For those of you who don’t understand the greatness of the Bruce Buffer 180, I’ll attempt to summarize the greatness of it in less than thirty words. Back in the day when UFC was an infant wetting it’s diaper and puking over it’s bib, the only constant fixtures at every UFC fight was Bruce Buffer and the Tapout crew (RIP Mask). The story goes that Bruce Buffer was announcing a fighter and midway through the introduction, he realized that he was facing the wrong guy. In a moment of rawesomeness, Buffer did a sudden 180 degree turn to face the other fighter. For years, it was deemed the greatest announcer recovery in MMA history, that is until James White hit the scene at Impact FC. Check out this video of one of the most epic screw-up recoveries in modern history.