Buy Used
£13.80
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Over 2 million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

It's Time!: My 360-Degree View of the UFC Hardcover – 20 Jun 2013

4.1 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£19.14 £13.80
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (20 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847445616
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847445612
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 2.8 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 447,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Book Description

The autobiography of legendary UFC announcer Bruce Buffer

From the Inside Flap

A decade and a half ago, I gambled my livelihood on a dream. I gambled on an incredible partnership with a long-lost brother that made it all happen.

How did I get here? How did I earn the right to be in the Octagon? How did I get to surround myself with some of the world's most talented athletes? How did I get to travel the globe in service to the world's greatest sport?

It's time I told you.

If you're a fan of Mixed Martial Arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, you've certainly seen Bruce Buffer and heard his legendary ringside announcements. But do you really know him? And do you have any idea of the stories he has to tell?

Bruce is ready to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the world of mixed martial arts as only he can - sharing his own journey to becoming the Voice of the Octagon along the way. Bruce has been at the heart of the UFC for fifteen years. He's seen every big personality come and go, and has had a front row seat for every fight - including those that take place outside the ring. In IT'S TIME he draws on that access to show us the league as only he can, telling never-before-heard stories about its most famous figures, revealing surprising details behind its most controversial fights, and giving us a front-row seat to the growth of the sport over the years from its bad old days to the phenomenon it is today.

The fighters change, but Bruce remains the constant in the cage. This book is a must read for anyone who's ever wondered what goes on beyond the ring.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
I must confess I do not read many biographies, and when I do it's rare that I finish them. For some reason I found myself relating Bruce's book to that of Nosher Powell and Lenny McLean. I may also be slightly biased... I'm a keen martial artist, MMA fan, and I think through his sheer presence in the Octagon, have always been a fan of Bruce.

I picked up the book for a number of reasons, some for Bruce specifically, and others to understand more about the UFC from an insider's perspective.

Bruce delivers his life story, and stories of colleagues and friends, with honesty and respect, and his words alone seem to be written straight from the heart. Although the book addresses most of his life, it is amazing how much he has accomplished in a short space of time. His ambition, drive, enthusiasm and passion should be an influence to any reader.

An easy and thoughtful read, for both MMA fans and everyone else.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What an amazing book!! Much much more then I was expecting. I must admit I did not know much about Bruce Buffer apart from the fact he announced the fights in the Octagon. Earning him the title the veteran "Voice Of The Octagon" (VOTO). I read a couple of passages where he talked about a couple of the fighters and though it was well written and might give some interesting stories and information about other fighters. The book is that and so much more.

To explain the book, let me give a brief introduction to Bruce Buffer, trust me whatever I say does not do him justice. He is:

a successful business man/consultant
a telemarketer
a respected mentor to young fighters
a manager
a lifelong martial artist
a semi pro surfer
a professional gambler
a motivation speaker
a playboy (even at the age of 48 when this book was published)
a fan
and a ring announcer

He even sometime turns in to Buffer-man and beats up beach bullies, back up his friends in bar fights; these friends include Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, & B J Penn to name a few.

This book reads part motivations self-help book, to real world business models that could be applied to any walk of life, to martial arts, never backing down, surrounding yourself with the right people and most of all be 100% passionate about what you do or don't bother. Bruce Buffer (BB) seems to lead a charmed life. I have no doubt his work extremity hard to get where he is because in his own words "Buffer-isms" he does not do anything by halves a trait he learned early on from his dad. He writes his book in the same way. GSP in his book
...Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There are moments in this book which are genuinely interesting however the book is let down by the authors entry of `Bufferisms` which are mostly very poor attempts at humour, the anecdotes are weak and poorly structured.
Overall a disappointing book , I cannot understand why this book is so poor in content.
I am a diehard fan yet if I could unread this book I would.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Was a good read, especially the earlier part. Great history and insight into the UFC. Bruce's story is quite interesting and inspiring. However he is a bit too self-praising and sensationalist for my liking. Got a bit boring for last third of book. His self-inflating stories about his female exploits etc were silly, he needs much more humility. If I wasn't a major ufc fan and practicing martial artist I would not have enjoyed at all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback