Buffer's INCREDIBLE 25-year run at numbered UFC events comes to an end

Bruce Buffer’s INCREDIBLE 25-year run as Octagon announcer at numbered UFC events comes to an end as legendary MC is forced to miss out on UFC 267 duties due to Covid

  • Bruce Buffer’s 25-year run as UFC Octagon announcer has come to an end 
  • The legendary MC has announced every numbered UFC event since 1996 
  • However, Covid has struck the 64-year-old and he will miss Saturday’s UFC 267
  • Buffer says he is feeling better and will be back in action at next week’s UFC 268 

From Conor McGregor to Brock Lesnar, Bruce Buffer has been at the heart of every big UFC events since his debut as Octagon announcer 25 years ago.

On Saturday night, the veteran MC’s incredible 25-year run of introducing numbered UFC events finally comes to an end, UFC president Dana White has confirmed.

Buffer, 64, has been the sport’s most recognisable voice for the past 24 years, having been on MC duties for every PPV and numbered UFC event since UFC 11 on September 20, 1996.

Bruce Buffer’s incredible 25-year run of announcing UFC numbered events has come to an end

The 64-year-old first took on MC duties at UFC 11 in September 1996 has not missed a numbered event since

However, the Voice of the Octagon will not work Saturday’s UFC 267 card on Fight Island after testing positive for coronavirus, meaning his run of 255 straight events is over.

Joe Martinez, who typically announces UFC Fight Night cards and smaller UFC events, will fill the hotseat for one night only.  

‘Buffer got COVID,’ White said at the UFC 267 pre-fight press conference. ‘He didn’t want to make this trip. He’s home relaxing and recovering from COVID.’

However, Buffer has been struck by Covid and will miss Saturday’s UFC 267 on Fight Island

Buffer (pictured left in 2008 and right in 2018) says he will be back for UFC 268 next week

The 64-year-old said that he has recovered from Covid and will be back on our screens for next weekend’s UFC 268 card at Madison Square Garden, New York. 

‘I just finished my 14-day quarantine and feeling like myself again and will be ready to roar the roof off Madison Square Garden next week,’ he told Ariel Helwani.

‘My 24-year-plus streak is over but doubt it will ever be beaten. Like Dana said, it would take a bullet to keep me out of the Octagon, but COVID got me first.’


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