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UFC: Bruce Buffer’s INCREDIBLE 25-year career as Octagon announcer at numbered events comes to an end

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

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


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

On Saturday night, the veteran MC’s incredible 25-year streak hosting numbered UFC events finally comes to an end, confirmed UFC President Dana White.

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

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

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

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

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

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

However, Voice of the Octagon will not perform on Saturday’s UFC 267 undercard on Fight Island after testing positive for coronavirus, meaning its streak of 255 consecutive events is over.

Joe Martinez, who normally announces UFC Fight Night cards and smaller UFC events, will fill the hot seat for just one night.

‘Buffer has COVID,’ White said at the UFC 267 pre-fight press conference. ‘I didn’t want to take this trip. You are at home relaxing and recovering from COVID.

However, Buffer has been hit by Covid and will miss Saturday's UFC 267 on Fight Island.

However, Buffer has been hit by Covid and will miss Saturday's UFC 267 on Fight Island.

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

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

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

“ I just finished my 14-day quarantine and I feel like myself again and I’ll be ready to roar the roof of Madison Square Garden next week, ” he said. Ariel helwani.

‘My streak of over 24 years is over, but I 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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