Harlem Shake: MMA Edition with Ian McCall, Mo Lawal, Vinny Magalhaes and More

Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2013

James Te Huna isn't the only mixed martial artist getting down these days (check out his sweet UFC on Fuel 7 walkout here). Not with the MMA Elite crew on board.

In case you've never heard of the “Harlem Shake,” it's basically the new big thing on the Internet. It consists of a song playing, set against an everyday situation, with a single person dancing amongst a crowd until the beat drops, at which point everyone else joins in, often wearing ridiculous costumes.

Well, supplement/apparel/equipment manufacturer MMA Elite just released its own rendition of the Harlem Shake, featuring numerous prominent mixed martial artists. You can see the videos here and here.

It may be hard to pick out all of the different fighters involved in this endeavor, but included in that lot are Vinny Magalhaes, “King” Mo Lawal, Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Ian McCall. MMA Elite is a big sponsor for fighters at all levels, and it has the likes of BJ Penn, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Cain Velasquez and Frankie Edgar under their umbrella.

This isn't the first time we've seen fighters and companies parody popular videos in an effort to generate buzz. Jorge Rivera and his entourage put out their own version of the song “Kyle's Mom's a B**ch” from the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (watch that classic here—note: NSFW).

You can check out MMA Elite's website here, and you can follow along on Twitter here. Last but not least, you can check out the original Harlem Shake video here.