Translator’s pen steals show at UFC 144

Maggie Hendricks

Though UFC 144 started with an impressive knockout by Issei Tamura and Vaughan Lee finishing off Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, it was the translator Mizutuma's pen that really stole the show.

The UFC asked a translator into the cage at the Saitama Super Arena to share comments from fighters and commentator Joe Rogan. She used a pen and paper to keep track of everything said. A multi-colored, fuzzy pen.

After the fights, she tweeted a picture of her pen with the introduction, "Let me introduce my partner."

If there's one thing MMA needs, it's more flair. Hopefully this pen will open the door for cage announcer Bruce Buffer to use a bedazzled microphone.

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