When Does Bruce Buffer Plan To Retire From UFC?
Bruce Buffer has been renowned for his work as the UFC’s main announcer but is he considering taking a step back?
Buffer has been called the “voice of the Octagon.” He made his UFC debut on February 16, 1996. Buffer hasn’t looked back since and is one of the most recognizable voices in combat sports. He’s even playable in the EA Sports UFC 3 video game.
Appearing on BJPenn.com’s Just Scrap Radio, Buffer revealed that he won’t consider retiring until his passion for the role dwindles (via MMANews.com).
“I’m very humble about it all. I’m all about passion, everything I do is with a passion that is the reason why I announce the way I do,” Bruce Buffer said. “When that passion starts to fade, which is not my case, then yes that is the time I will probably announce it is my time to retire. But, I would say you are stuck with me for at least another 10 years. I’m in great shape and stay in great shape. I’m lucky to do what I do.”
For the events that Buffer doesn’t call, fight fans can usually rely on Joe Martinez to take on those duties. While Martinez has been praised as well, there’s no mistaking that Buffer remains in the minds of UFC fans. While Buffer is often busy calling UFC events, his schedule has allowed him to tackle other business ventures.
Buffer has noted that longevity is key to ensuring that he can still produce. He believes his ability to avoid things that could be strenuous to his throat has helped him maintain his voice. Even at the age of 63, Buffer’s voice hasn’t been through the wringer so he may just fulfill his goal of sticking around for another decade.