There is nothing like the entrance of a fighter to get the crowd’s energy and enthusiasm pumping and cheering. When a fighter makes his way down the walkway to the cage, striding, jumping, warming up with jabs, or cheering and dancing to his fans, with his team all around him, they always have a song of choice blaring and blasting from the sound system. The song serves to pump the fighter and crowd up, it energizes and gives a boost for the fighter as he prepares himself in the last moments before his battle, like the ancient war cries and beats of drums.
Choice of Fighter Entrance songs
How do they pick their anthem of the night? Some say it is their favorite song, others may use a track that they use in training to kick off the instinctual reflexes of the training room. Others may chose based on their national pride, to have their fans in the crowd and watching on t.v to unite support for the battle for their country’s representative. Then their are others that use a song of their entrance to poke fun at their opponent, or make a statement to belittle the opposition of the night.
Notable Arab Fighter Entrance songs
Ahmad Labban danced down the walk way to sound of ‘All I do is Win’ by Dj Khalid when going against Abdalla Busheiry of Kuwait.
Desert Force bantamweight champion Nawras Abzakh with his Traditional Circassian music.
With the Cedar tattoo on his triceps, Yousef Wehbe loves to walk out with pride to this tune.
On the international scene two big name fighters who use interesting walk out songs are George Sullivan, ‘Survival of the Fittest’ by Mobb Deep, and Lyoto Machida who uses Machida Family War song Linkin Park ‘Bleed it out’.
George Sullivan: Survival of the Fittest by Mobb Deep
Lyoto Machida’s: Machida Family War Song + Linkin Park – Bleed It Out
AND those 2 … 😉
Ronda Rousey, “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett
Conor McGregor, “The Foggy Dew” by Sinead O’Connor and the Chieftains
What is your favorite entrance themes song of your biggest MMA fighter?
Have any suggestions for your nations MMA representatives to use for their up coming fight?
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