I was very fortune to meet @BruceBufferUFC when UFC came to The Saitama Super Arena for UFC on Fuel TV 8. I was stationed at Camp Fuji, Japan and it was my first UFC event. I went with a group of hard charging Marines which made the experience all the better since I was with my brothers. During my year at #CampFuji I knew I wanted to work for the @UFC however it wasn't until I heard #BruceBuffer again a few years down the road I knew what I COULD and wanted to do!
I had planned to work in marketing or even social media for the UFC, making contacts, going to school and submitting for countless marketing jobs. However my contract with the military would not be over for another 2 years. Ofcourse life has its twists, turns and obstacles and after the Marine Corps I chose to pursue another passion.
I chose to work on Bourbon Street in the nightlife business learning every job I could to run a successful club. Over the course of working on Bourbon Street I perfected my mic skills, my annunciation and took on any public speaking position whenever the opportunity arose. Then came UFC Fight Night 68 at The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The roars from the audience shook my soul, my friend @almf3 invited me to the sound booth and we talked music and food of course. Then that familiar voice came through the speakers with his infamous #ItsTime catchphrase.
This man has the best job in the world and I want it too!! The man dresses fly damn near every day! He has one of the best seats in the house for every fight! He gets to socialize with the best MMA fighters in the world! His words and voice sends chills up spines and shakes stadiums!
Although it's a dream, and I know I have a long way to go before I even get to the big leagues of announcers. I just felt the need to share this photo and remind myself of the goals I have in life and keep pursuing them. Bruce Buffer I look forward to seeing you again and one day in the distant future becoming another voice of the octagon. Thank you for inspiring me.
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