By Bruce Buffer
If you’re interpreting those phrases, likelihood is that you just, like me, are partial to the good recreation we name MMA.
And if you’re a fan, then you definately most likely realize my face.
Yeah, that’s right—I’m that man you notice at each UFC fit, spinning round and roaring into the microphone and getting up in warring parties’ grills.
Okay, so i'd now not be the main subtle or refined announcer within the enterprise. yet i am hoping I converse my ardour for the game in a fashion no different announcer does.
I’ll say it back: Passion. Because that’s what this booklet is set.
In those pages, i would like to inform you concerning the ardour that first led me to guess every thing in this game of ours, long ago while MMA was once outlawed in part the rustic and there wasn’t a dime to be made on it. i would like to inform you the way that zeal began, with my larger-than-life father, a former Marine Drill Sergeant who, by the point i used to be ten, had taught me to play poker and blackjack, field-strip a Luger pistol blindfolded, and recite poetry. He used to be a guy who idea not anything of confronting a gaggle of thugs armed with not anything yet his fists—and who anticipated a similar power and honor from his sons.
I are looking to take you contained in the magnificent brotherhood that makes up the UFC as no one ever has ahead of, to inform you concerning the bond all of us proportion and the loopy instances I’ve had through the years with men like Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, and Jon “Bones” Jones. i would like to offer you my Octagon-side insights on a few of the large fights you consider, and simply probably, to inform you a few few memorable fights that came about outside of the octagon, too—from my very own sparring fit with a teen named Royce Gracie again prior to the word “Mixed Martial Arts” even existed, to a couple different brawls you might’ve heard about.
And i would like to inform you concerning the notable, late-life assembly with the fame brother I by no means knew I had—a brother whose life my mom and dad had by no means as soon as breathed a notice about!—that helped motivate me to chase my very own goals of status up within the Octagon.
Surprising stuff from the man within the fancy tux, correct? And that’s just the beginning. There’s much you don’t learn about me but.
And now… IT’S TIME! I instructed you.