“It's a challenge trying to top each jacket, to be honest, but it is fun,” Aashif Jamani tells InsideHook. He's the director of sales for King & Bay, the Toronto menswear boutique that has been dressing Buffer for UFC events for the past five years.
To commemorate Bruce Buffer's 25th Anniversary, the King & Bay's design team curated a custom lining showcasing Bruce in his signature smoking jackets at different UFC events throughout his career.
A look at the UFC announcer's salary
Meanwhile, when it comes to big events, Bruce charges as much as $100,000. However, this is not the only source of income for him. Bruce and his half-brother Michael Buffer own a company named The Buffer Partnership.
Conversation. Get em Bruce! I'm surprised he doesn't have a different jacket for each fight. Don't even go there with Buff.
The only time I ever drink an energy drink is when I'm at a long poker tournament, when I need a pick-me-up. Otherwise I stay away from energy drinks. Curreri: How many meals do you eat per day? Buffer: I try to eat every three or four hours, so about five meals a day.
'Veteran Voice of the Octagon', Bruce Buffer, calls UFC matches dressed in custom smoking jackets. As the official Octagon announcer for UFC events, Bruce Buffer is front and center at every fight and has set a new standard for looking good in the ring with a unique custom smoking jacket designed for each UFC event.
Buffer has been the ring announcer for DAZN fights since 2018, and has previously had deals with HBO and NBC Sports Network. But Buffer has also announced the start of several major sporting events.
He began the process of obtaining a federal trademark for the phrase in the 1980s, acquiring it in 1992. Consequently, Buffer has earned in excess of $400 million with the license for his trademark. By the late 1980s, Buffer was the exclusive ring announcer for all bouts in Donald Trump-owned casinos.
He is the half brother of the boxing and professional wrestling ring announcer Michael Buffer, and is the President and CEO of their company, The Buffer Partnership. Buffer holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do and has fought as a kickboxer.
” With his job in telemarketing giving him access to every phone book in the country, he scanned the pages to see who else shared his surname. Buffer didn't appear anywhere, except for his relatives in Philadelphia.
How much does Michael Buffer make to say "Let's get ready to rumble"? Depending on the match, Buffer earns between $25,000 and $100,000 every time he utters those five famous words. On a handful of extremely rare occasions, Buffer has been paid $1 million.
Consequently, Buffer has earned in excess of $400 million with the license for his trademark. By the late 1980s, Buffer was the exclusive ring announcer for all bouts in Donald Trump-owned casinos.
Buffer started saying his timeless catchphrase in 1984 – two years after he started as an announcer – after drawing inspiration from Muhammad Ali.
The practice of repeating fighter surnames began before the advent of advanced sound systems and was done so that fans on different sides of the arena could hear the athletes names.
In 1992, Buffer made an extremely smart move. Seeing the phrase everywhere, and knowing it was still associated with his voice and image, he decided to trademark it. He also formed a corporation he named Ready to Rumble LLC. In a 2009 interview with ABC News, Buffer said, “I realized it was popping up everywhere…
"I'm all about passion, everything I do is with a passion that is the reason why I announce the way I do. "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 ten years.
Buffer's suit, by the way, is custom-made by King & Bay and cost about $4,000, according to ESPN.
Having reconnected with his half brother, Michael, Buffer began as a fight manager, but his real interest was in becoming the voice for the promotion and admitted Friends was used a 'ploy' to getting into the job.
Buffer, who has been the UFC commentator for the past 20 years, changed his outfit twice during the UFC's historic fight card, which included three title fights, a record breaking gate and the crowning of the first ever two divisional UFC champion.
Michael and Bruce Buffer are half-brothers. The two legendary ring announcers met each other for the first time in 1989 when they were adults. As surprising as it may sound, Bruce accidentally stumbled upon his half-brother after watching him on television.