My sincere apologies for the delay, but you know how it is… work work work. All’s I can say – it beats the alternative…
Well, in the last couple of days I was toying with an idea about tying two things I love together into one post. Music and MMA. Now, we know that fighters have their walk-in music. Some choose a song based on their current mood, or if they want to make a specific statement. Others have a song they always use. That’s all nice and dandy.
But what I was thinking about was – what song IS that fighter? Which song could represent a fighter? So with that in mind…
Here are ten fighters and their songs:
Conor McGregor – The real slim shady / Eminem
There’s no one quite like Conor, some folks try to be like Conor but they’re not the real Conor now are they? A spark of craziness and a similar spark of genius. Will the real Conor McGregor please stand up?
Jon Jones – Bohemian rhapsody / Queen
Just like this Queen masterpiece, Jones starts out quiet, develops quickly with some unexpected turns and explodes into a crescendo. To date, though, that peak was followed by a whisper… Let’s hope that – like what usually happens with this song – we will just hit “repeat” and listen again and again as this young lad makes his comeback. Also considered one of the best of all times.
Demetrious Johnson – Plug in baby / Muse
The song is quite short, is mostly burst after burst of energy, and one of the best of its generation. Hold on, did I just describe a song by Muse? or the flyweight champion?
Daniel Cormier – Sweet Home Alabama / Lynyrd Skynyrd
DC may be from Louisiana, but still, we’re talking about some southern gold which some people may have sneezed at, at first. Until they realized it’s just that damn good.
Frankie Edgar – Working on a dream / Bruce Springsteen
Frankie, like the Boss is a Jersey boy who’s busy with the dream. Like the subjects of Springsteen’s song (pretty much – us), Frankie might hit a wall every so often. But he keeps the hope alive, that one day, with the right attitude and hard work – he will realize his dream. Will it happen? I don’t know. The song is a song of hope, and like Frankie, we won’t give up on that.
Nate Diaz (Nick Diaz) – Smoke two joints / sublime
Not a man of many words, but says it as it is. For him. Represent yo.
Ronda Rousey – I, Me, Mine / The Beatles
All through the day, I, me, mine, I, me, mine, I, me, mine. Even those tears, I, me, mine etc. It seems like it was always about Ronda doesn’t it? She’s here, She’s there, she’s everywhere (no, that song doesn’t fit). It wasn’t about the sport, not even about the promotion. It was about Ronda. Well, for better or for worse, only time will tell. We’re waiting for the new chapter in this story.
Robbie Lawler – Bad company / Five Finger Death Punch cover
This song, like the fighter, is a very nice mix of Aggression and heart felt look at one’s career. A warrior like Robbie who’s done this and that, was scorned by so many of us, yet realized his true identity and… well, you know the rest. I can’t deny, till the day I die.
Michael Bisping – Manchester England England / Hair Cast
What can I say? He believes that god believes in “Claude”. That’s him. Hair also attracts polarizing views. Some people love it, while others can’t stand it. I like it.
Fabricio Werdum – Pais tropical / Sergio Mendes
For I do not owe anything to anyone. For I am happy, very happy with myself. I saw werdum trying to show a “tough” front in promo work. At best it was a not smiling Fabricio. This guy seems to truly be having fun every minute of his career. What wasn’t said of him in the past? he was all but written off until storming all the way to the top of the heavyweight division.
Well, hope you enjoyed. Will be happy to hear opinions, other ideas. What song is you?
Until next time (very soon – UFC197 Predictions…),