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Bill Simmons rips into Bruce Buffer

By Zach Arnold | December 13, 2007

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On the latest edition of The B.S. Report, ESPN personality Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal (from The Jimmy Kimmel Show) shredded Bruce Buffer.

Background information: Simmons and Sal were in Las Vegas to watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton fight. After the fight, both men went to The Palms Hotel & Casino to play poker. Bruce Buffer ends up going to their poker table and a bunch of UFC fans recognize him (because the TUF 6 finale took place at The Palms). Simmons and Sal proceed to talk about all the bragging (they claim) that Bruce Buffer was doing at the table about his brother Michael, trademarking the phrase “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble,” and how that phrase has supposedly generated $400 million USD in revenue. Simmons claimed that Buffer, at the table, took a phone call asking him to make a personal appearance elsewhere in Las Vegas for $1,000 USD.

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6 Responses to “Bill Simmons rips into Bruce Buffer”

  1. Sheldon says:

    The frank stallone analogy made me chuckle.

  2. Brandt says:

    Those crazy ESPN boxing-lovers are at it again!

    Gives me just another reason to stay away from that whole network of junk these days.

  3. michael says:

    Bill Simmons actually loves the UFC. So u should know what your talkig about. Just cuz hes ripping a guy for being a clown doesnt mean hes anti-MMA.

  4. Sheldon says:

    Yeah, he did a whole column about going to see one of the PPVs a few years back (it was the one when Sylvia destroyed Cabbage). He’s a fan, he just thinks Bruce Buffer is ridiculous.

  5. David says:

    LOL @ insecure losers making fun of others to make themselves feel better…

  6. Bullock says:

    Bruce Responded to this on the UG just a minute ago:

    http://mma.tv/TUF/index.cfm?ac=ListMessages&PID=2&TID=1183922&FID=1&pc=26

    “I remember this… I had just got back from an appearance with Michael that he made after the Hatton fight and decided to relax for an hour at the poker table before going to sleep and was really looking forward to some good relaxing poker play… then people start asking me questions, etc. about the “Rumble” phrase, like do you have that trademarked, etc. and UFC questions of course.

    Believe me I was so tired I would of rather’d stayed at the poker table and hopefully taken their cash than have left for the sudden call for an appearance request which I actually tried to get out of and finally agreed to on my cell phone at the table… guess a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

    Maybe I’m just a little too polite and respectful of others when they talk to me… Didn’t hear the Podcast but hopefully they got some good radio out of it and made themselves sound & look great and belittled me in the process as best as possible… always makes for good radio… LOL!

    Happy Holidays to all on the Forum!

    “Big Cheers & No Fears for 2008!”

    Bruce Buffer

    P.S.- Kirik is right… if it was legal to do, old good Western justice is a great way to make a point… but we all know we can’t do these kinds of things properly outside of the Octagon… LOL again. “

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