31 Jan 2009 11:24:00 AM
Upon first hearing this story of the genesis of the best intro ritual in all of MMA – I speak now, of course, of the Buffer Turn – and learning that it came about by accident, I admit I was stunned. That’s like learning that the invention of the telephone was all just a screw-up, or that For Whom The Bell Tolls was written on cocktail napkins during a three-day drinking bender. How can something so beautiful be the product of mere happenstance?
But it’s true, fight fans. The Buffer Turn (and please, can’t we all call it that? Buffer 180 sounds like a skateboard trick) may have been an accident, but it’s part of our lives now. And thank God for that.
All this, and more, in Raw Vegas‘s talk with the man behind the microphone. You may be asking yourself: does he ever take off that suit? To which he would reply: does Superman take off his cape? Not while he’s working. And as long as he’s talking, Buffer is working, son.