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Bruce Buffer confirms holding swimming record and how he was kicked out of water polo team

Bruce Buffer introducing stars in his own unique style
Bruce Buffer introduces Islam Makhachev and Gleison Tibau in their Lightweight fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Bruce Buffer is called as the Voice of the Octagon and has trained in MMA but he also held a swimming record that not many know about

There are some things that just bring out the UFC fan within a person. One has to be the UFC theme music before the fights, the other is the commentary team of the UFC and the third in all probability is Bruce Buffer.

The Voice of the Octagon, as he is called, has been with the UFC right from the start. He has seen its ups and downs but is now possibly one of the biggest names in sports.

Bruce Buffer is one of the biggest names in the UFC
Bruce Buffer introduces Justin Gaethje (not pictured) of the United States and Tony Ferguson (not pictured) of the United States prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Buffer also trains regularly in MMA but there is more about the silver streaked star. He was speaking to Helen Yee, who is preparing for a shot in the US swimming team, and she also brought up the history of Buffer.

“When I was a kid, when I was 12, I held a breaststroke record in Philadelphia.”

However, that changed when he shifted to Malibu from Philadelphia and got interested in water polo while playing football.

Buffer not only held a record during his younger days but was a top water polo player. However, things didn’t go his way and he shared a hilarious reason why he had to give up the sport.

“I got into water polo and almost became the most valuable player one year but I had a problem. I scored more goals than every body but I also got kicked out of more games than anybody because I had a tendency to throw elbows and do all that.

“I was a little rough in the sport.”

This also allowed him to be on the swim team, naturally and he was also part of the relay team.

Ready for another venture

Bruce and his half brother, Michael, are two of the most well-known sports announcers in the world. They have set up their own management team and have licensed a lot of problems and also appeared in games.

However, Bruce confirmed that there was another project in the pipeline. Later in February, his cologne called ‘It’s Time’ will be available across the world.

Bruce Buffer has made appearances in other shows and promotions too
Bruce Buffer introduces driver during pre-race festivities prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

This is also his favourite saying before the fights, and Bruce added that he has a lot of toiletries also set up for this brand.

The Buffer brothers are having a great time outside the sports business too, and they are one of the best success stories to have come out from boxing and MMA, without having had to fight.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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