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UFC Fan Expo Video Interview #2: Bruce Buffer Introduces Us to His New Action Figure, Gives CagePotato Its Own UFC Introduction

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In one of my absolute favorite moments from our trip to the UFC Fan Expo in Boston, I had the opportunity to interview beloved UFC announcer Bruce Buffer, who was at the expo in part to promote his new Round 5 collectible figure. (Come on. You know you want that thing in your cubicle.) After giving us the scoop on "Mini B" and Round 5′s Versus set, Bruce shares his favorite name to announce in the Octagon, how he keeps his voice in shape for every show, and lessons learned from the World Series of Poker. And then, he gives the full Buffer treatment with a stunning UFC-style introduction. God bless you, Bruce. We are not worthy.

A side-note on why I appear to be screaming like a jackass through this entire interview: The microphones were high-quality enough to block out ambient noise, but trust me, it was deafening in there. You can catch a glimpse of Sammy "Jumpin’ Ropes and Blastin’ Shitty Music" Black, behind us in the red tank top. As you can see, Bruce and I were standing directly in front of the CagePotato punch machine, and it’s a little difficult staying relaxed while a bunch of dudes are launching haymakers two feet behind your head. (Remember that amazing scene in Boogie Nights where Dirk Diggler and his gang are trying to screw Alfred Molina on a drug deal while an Asian houseboy keeps throwing firecrackers in the background? That’s pretty much what this felt like.)

Plus, let’s face it, it’s Bruce Fucking Buffer, and I’m meeting him for the first time. You try controlling the volume of your voice in a situation like that. 

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pinkyslayer- September 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm
also, ferchrissake, ben, quit moving the goddamn mic away from your mouth before you've finished the question. there's no race to get it over to the other dude's mouth.
pinkyslayer- September 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm
uuhhh...nope. he sure didn't.

goog, you shut your fucking mouth and respect the buffer 360, it was nothing but divine perfection.

831 Father- September 1, 2010 at 11:24 am
@jimbonics :

Totally. Meanwhile, Bloody Elbow and their blog are still in their own in their own "We're real journalists and take MMA too seriously" bubble. Oh wait, sorry, news aggregate website.
El Guapo- September 1, 2010 at 10:33 am
Ahhhh, I see. Tired of using my pal's account and was thinking pf opening one at Pokerstars. But Fultilt is reputable(they have commercials on ESPN, so they MUST be)and six hundy is six hundy...
KINGMADE- September 1, 2010 at 10:23 am
No El. No one can see your cards. The bonus money is released based on how much you play.
manutdfan- September 1, 2010 at 10:22 am didn't use your video, but gave you guys a rave review on your booth.
rampageisgod- September 1, 2010 at 10:21 am
I wish Ben would have asked what names he hates announcing.
El Guapo- September 1, 2010 at 10:17 am
^Can you see other players' hole cards?? Offering complete strangers 600 buckaroos for free is kinda suspect IMO.

(Flipping over table, pulling out the six shooter)"Who you callin' a cheat!?"
KINGMADE- September 1, 2010 at 9:36 am
Just watched the vids on the ez jumper website... epic fails.. Kid sitting in a wheel chair going nuts and trimming the lawn at the same time. Wonder if the ez jumper put him in the chair.
Viva Hate- September 1, 2010 at 9:36 am
AT least Low Kick, MMATKO, YardBarker(who praised the decision to splurge on a punch machine),UnderhooksMMA gave CP the credit it deserves.

What sucks is NY Daily News online picked up the BE story so CP did not get the full cred it deserves.
steampunk22- September 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

No blog is an Island, entire of itself; every blog is a piece of the Internets, a part of the main; if a Curt Sample washed away by the Potatos, The Nation is less, as well as if a 831 Son were, as well as if a site of thy friends or of thine own were; any blogs death diminishes CP, because we are involved in MMA Blog-kind; And therefore never send to know for whom the MMA Blog bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

Shaky- September 1, 2010 at 9:31 am
BE are waaay too serious, that site bores me. They think they are above all the other mma blogs, but we know the truth! Now they spurn CP! C'mon son. They should be forced to watch a Jon Fitch, Jake Shie....zzzzzz....what? Oh yeah...marathon
KINGMADE- September 1, 2010 at 9:28 am
Played against him on Pretty good player. on a side note. I will match anyones first deposit on fulltilt up to 600.00. Enter bonus code: Bet100 when you sign up.
ReX13- September 1, 2010 at 9:16 am
Ben >> Care to explain why BE is still considered a "Blood Brother", with links from the main page?
RwilsonR- September 1, 2010 at 9:12 am
Honestly, I am pretty astounded that Buffer announced CP like that. You should feel proud! This is from a guy who built a fortune for him and his brother by making sure every time Michael Buffer says "Let's get ready to rumble!", the two of them get paid big bucks. I think it is in the tens of thousands for an appearance for Michael to say his catchphrase, and it was all Bruce's idea to monetize it. He won't let Michael just say it to anyone on the street because it would cheapen the "product." And they actively pursue legal recompense for anyone who uses the phrase, or variations of the phrase, without licensing it from them. Brusce built their business around this, and has pulled in over $400 million!!!

So I'm amazed he gave his announcing services for free. I know he isn't Michael, or using Michael's phrase, but still... I think it shows how much he must love CP!
jimbonics- September 1, 2010 at 9:08 am
Yeah, Buffer intro for the Bum Rush please. Or is that just a freaking given?
ben- September 1, 2010 at 9:08 am
 @ Viva: Bloody Elbow and MMAMania posted the Barry vid with no reference to CP whatsoever. SHOCKING, I KNOW.
Viva Hate- September 1, 2010 at 8:57 am
Not only is the logo featured but some sites are giving CP some name drops, Yahoo sports has a great article and CP is mentioned numerous times.
ReX13- September 1, 2010 at 8:54 am
Jimbo >>> Werd. That Pat Barry vid has to help too, with the CP logo featured so prominently. I imagine other websites are kicking themselves in the nuts watching it: "Why didn't we think of that??!?"

GUI/GILL >> I wish i'd found it sooner -- would've linked to it in the report. Hearing those things described and seeing them in action are worlds apart.
Fried Taco- September 1, 2010 at 8:53 am
That EZ Jumper site is awesome! I love the blue circle rotating around the crotch while waiting for the site to load.
danomite- September 1, 2010 at 8:52 am
Ok, at the end of day one you all should have immediately been on the hunt for a set of Shakeweights. Then on day 2 you could have challenged sammie black to a "useless exercise equipment" contest. But first you should have dressed up in one of those lady leotard's that the Brazilian lady was selling.
Shaky- September 1, 2010 at 8:49 am
Dude, Ben, sample the Buffer CagePotato announcement and use it to introduce your videos or something. I respect you for not asking him to say your own name, it's a dream of mine.
Sounds like Buffer makes serious bank from poker, you guys reckon if it is more of less than his UFC salary?
Fried Taco- September 1, 2010 at 8:47 am
Wow, how creative! You asked him to introduce CP. I bet he never gets asked that...
GILL-uh-TEEN- September 1, 2010 at 8:46 am
@Rex13 I had been looking for the ez jumper website since you mentioned it. Thanks for the link, now everyone on my Xmas list can get in shape this year. Sidenote: homeboy should buy a domain for his website...

@BG excellent vids man looking forward to more.

Where can I get a Mini B? I didn't see them on the Round 5 website.
jimbonics- September 1, 2010 at 8:44 am
I have to think that CagePotato took a big step up in the MMA world with this expo showing.