Bruce Buffer, mixed martial arts

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer poses for photos with Octagon Girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer during the UFC 165 weigh-in at the Maple Leaf Square on September 20, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 225’s Bruce Buffer: “Life = Passion”

“Its Time!”

Those simple words will forever be synonymous with the veteran voice of the octagon, the incomparable Bruce Buffer.

Serving a duel purpose, its also the clever name for Buffer’s podcast in which he talks about, well everything.

Buffer’s voice is unmistakable and instantly identifiable, however, there is much more to this 61-year-old than the casual UFC fan knows.

Speaking with MyMMANews, Buffer would stress the importance of awareness, “You have to stay fresh with marketing and stay up with the times,” said Buffer regarding life and business.

“I manage both my brothers and my brand, of course there’s appearances and other business ventures. Basically, like anyone in that position, you have to learn how to manage everything.”

The veteran voice of the octagon has done well for himself, so well in fact, he is now a playable character in the UFC 3 video game. “I got a headache from getting punched so much,” Buffer joked about his video game likeness.

“When I was a kid, to have a baseball card or to be in a video game, those are like dreams. Its nice to be able to fulfill those things as you move along.” Buffer continued, “Thanks to Topps I got the baseball card thing done now too.”

Buffer has shared the octagon with the who’s who of the MMA world, having seen so many athletes come and go, what would the veteran voice remember most of the recently retired Michael Bisping? “Michael makes every moment special in his own unique way,” said Buffer of Bisping.

“He is such an amazing warrior and he has such a long and glorious career in the octagon. Michael is a special person, he will be successful in all of his endeavors, but I really think his film career is going to take off.”

Buffer’s introductions have taken on a life all their own, the passion he pours into to every word is awe-inspiring. That’s a common theme on his podcast and he truly wishes everyone could do what they love. “Find out what your passionate about and pursue that,” Buffer urges.

Buffer would leave us with some great advice, “Discover your passion, figure out a way to make some coin doing it, then you will have a lifestyle – not a job.”

Excellent advice Mr. Buffer, ‘Its Time’ to find your passion.