What is Bruce Buffer's Net Worth and Salary?
Bruce Buffer is an American UFC announcer who has a net worth of $12 million. Bruce Buffer has earned his net worth as the main Octagon ring announced for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Bruce Anthony Buffer was born on May 21, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a teenager, while his family was living in Philadelphia, he began studying martial arts. He eventually earned a green belt in judo and a black belt in Tang Soo Do. Buffer and his family moved to Malibu when he was 15. In California, he continued his martial arts training and even became friends with Chuck Norris. It was Chuck who introduced him to Tang Soo Do. Buffer also studied kickboxing for several years until his doctors told him he had received too many concussions.
At UFC events, Bruce is introduced as the "Veteran Voice of the Octagon". He is also known for his catchphrases and signature moves. He begins each event with the phrase "Ladies and gentlemen, we…are…live!" Before each main event, Buffer proclaims, "This is the main event of the evening," followed by "This is the moment you've all been waiting for," and finally, "It's time!", before introducing the final two fighters. He also employs his signature move, named the "Buffer 180," where is motions across the Octagon and then quickly spins 180 degree to point to the corner being introduced.
Bruce Buffer's UFC salary is $100,000 per event.
Outside of the UFC
In addition to his UFC announcing, Buffer also works as announcer at many other events, including international MMA promotions and K-1 events, the 2008 Joel Casamayor vs. Michael Katsidis HBO boxing event, and the biannual Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) submission wrestling tournament. He is also the official announcer for the World Series of Beer Pong, and his voice has been featured in the video game Smite and the UFC-inspired song "It's Time" by DJs Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke.
Outside of announcing, Buffer is a skilled poker player and has appeared on ESPN's World Series of Poker Main Event and has also appeared on an episode of the TV series Poker After Dark. He announced the phrase "Shuffle up and deal!" at the final table of the 2010 World Series of Poker and the Luxor Las Vegas poker room was named after him. Buffer has also appeared in episodes of several television series such as "Friends" and "Entourage," and films like "Here Comes the Boom" (2012), "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" (2015) and "Holmes & Watson (2018).
Buffer's half-brother is world-famous boxing announcer Michael Buffer. They were introduced by their father Joe Buffer in 1989. Together they own a company called "The Buffer Partnership". It was Bruce's idea that Michael should trademark his now-famous catch phrase "Let's get ready to rumble!". Michael would go on to earn hundreds of millions of dollars off the phrase thanks to licensing deals and appearance fees.
Bruce and Michael's grandfather was a famous boxer named Johnny Buff. Buffer was previously married to Annie Buffer, but the couple finalized their divorce in 2015. Together, they have a son Dougie Buffer.