American announcer Bruce Buffer has no plans to step away from his role at the UFC for at least the next ten years.
Buffer has been a mainstay at the UFC for the better part of more than two and a half decades. He kicked off his career as an Octagon announcer at UFC 8 in 1996. It wasn’t until UFC 13 that Buffer got signed to a full-time deal with the promotion. He’s become a fan favorite for his robust work and passion on the job. Besides his impressive skills on the mic, Buffer is also equally renowned for the energetic way he delivers it, giving it all he’s got physically.
Bruce Buffer plans to continue working as a UFC announcer for the next 10 years
In a recent interview, Bruce Buffer shared his plans for retirement. He expressed his ambitions to continue in the role of a UFC announcer for another decade.
“I plan on doing it for another 10 years. I’m 65 now so I plan on doing it for another 10 years,” Buffer told Just Scrap Radio on BJPenn.com. “The bottom line is as long as I can physically and energetically do it the way I want to do it (I’ll still be doing it).”
Buffer reveals when he’ll know it’s time to retire
As someone who has experience in combat sports, Buffer attempts to pour all his efforts into his work. He believes he’ll know when it’s time to step away from the job and move on to another competition.
“I don’t want to be one of those announcers, with all due respect to everybody that announces that stands still and does their thing. That is all great and there is nothing wrong with that, of course, it’s fantastic, but me, I have to move, I have to enjoy, and I have to throw my passion and everything I have into that Octagon floor.
“I used to bang quite a bit myself and I know what it is like, you are about to go to war with somebody you are about to put your blood, sweat, and tears and your life on the line. They deserve every ounce of everything I can give them. As long as my passion stays, if my passion ever wanes for whatever I do and I feel like I’m phoning it, then it’s time to retire.”
‘The Voice of the UFC’ Bruce Buffer will be back in action this Saturday for the highly-anticipated card of UFC 285 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He will announce the return of Jon Jones against Ciryl Gane in the headlining bout of the night.