MMA is still a relatively new sport, and so looking back at past milestones often doesn’t involve too long of a lens. But it’s already been a decade since one of announcer Bruce Buffer’s biggest in-cage regrets – a moment most MMA fans remember for an entirely different reason.
“Right after the fight, the arguments started in the octagon,” Buffer told MMAjunkie. “Part of my job in the octagon is making sure the fighters are lined up with the referee so one of them gets their hand raised while I announce the winner. But everyone was arguing, there were debates everywhere, and my producer in my ear didn’t have any more information than I did.”
It was June 19, 2004, and Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center was playing host to UFC 48. While the night’s main event saw Ken Shamrock score a first-round knockout of Kimo Leopoldo, the fight…
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