Recording artist, Brazilian ju-jitsu black belt, world champion and star of long-running Showtime hit TV series, Gigolos, Nick Hawk did a face-off, voice-off with world-famous UFC announcer, Bruce Buffer on his popular podcast, “It’s Time” with great, comedic results.
Visiting Los Angeles for a media tour to promote his new single, “I Can Take a Punch,” Hawk was a guest on “It’s Time,” and told Buffer how he enjoys practicing vocal techniques and doing voice imitations, but had not quite mastered the art of the voice announcer, and asked if he could get a lesson from the master. Buffer, always the gracious host, complied and gave Hawk some sage advice on word annunciation, tricks for prepping and opening your voice, and most of all finding your unique talent. “I set my own goal, I’ve never rehearsed, it’s call working live,” said Buffer. “Take the qualities of other announcers and develop your own style.”
“It was such a special moment for me getting announced by and getting schooled in fight announcing by, the one and only, Bruce Buffer, since I pride myself as being a vocal connoisseur,” says Hawk. “It was some of the best advice you could give someone and it applies to many aspects of one’s life.”
Hawk is a Robert Drysdale Black Belt and recently won the IBJJF Pan Championship, and his music video, “I Can Take a Punch,” features shots of him at Robert Drysdale’s jiu-jitsu academy, showcasing an array of vicious takedowns and submissions on two of his teammates.
Fans who are interested in having Bruce Buffer do your own personalized championship introduction message may go to http://brucebuffer.com for more information and you may follow Buffer on Twitter at http://twitter.com/brucebuffer
Fans may follow Nick Hawk and listen to his music on his website at http://NickHawkExplicit.com, on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/TheNickHawk
Fans may purchase Nick Hawk’s 14 hit singles at his website, http://NickHawkExplicit.com, and everywhere muisc is digitally sold including iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/