Bruce Buffer has been the cage announcer for the UFC for over two decades now and witnessed his share of iconic moments. Buffer’s last call of 2016 was that Amanda Nunes was still the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion after she defeated former champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 207. Buffer sees Nunes in a more dominant light after the bout.
“In the case of Amanda Nunes, who is like Chuck Liddell with a clitoris. It’s like — and minus the penis — this is a woman who can move back and forward, who doesn’t punch and hit you in the face, she punches through your head. She’s probably going to hold that belt for a long time,” Buffer said on The Pony Hour.
Buffer, when talking about Rousey’s performance at UFC 207, stated that he saw no real improvement in her since the loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193.
“She came in being told, in Holly’s case, that she was invincible. Wrong!” Buffer exclaimed. “Nobody is invincible. Okay? She came in to this next fight, without any improvement to be seen in the 48 seconds that we saw. Flat footed, no head movement, walking into a devastating striker to fight her fight. Bad judgement! She was out on the second or third punch, fought on instinct. In a fight like that, when you are halfway on queer street, those punches you take after that, are the punches that could affect you the rest of your life. I’ve had multiple concussions. I’ve had to stop fighting when I was 32, because according to my doctor, it was the 2nd concussion. No, it was the 2nd concussion he knew of. God knows what’s in store for me in the future, but so far so good.”
Buffer can be seen next at UFC Fight Night 103, which takes place Sunday, January 15 from Phoenix, Arizona.