They say music soothes the savage beast.
That was before mixed martial arts became popular. Now, music inspires fighters into mortal combat. That's why entrance songs are now more important than ever.
An entrance song is a fighter's first impression on the world and helps define a fighter in the minds of fans.
Dan Henderson comes out to Lunatic Fringe, fitting his Vision Quest style. Chuck Liddel comes out to a DMX song that used to send chills up people's spine during his UFC hayday. Wanderlei Silva comes out to the greatest trance song ever created...Da Rude's Sandstorm.
Matt Hughes picked a Hank Williams, Jr. song that inspires the entire Midwest and describes him perfectly. Jon Fitch comes out to the man in Black, BJ Penn to some crazy hula chant.
Every true fan of mixed martial arts has daydreamed about what song they would walk out to the ring to.
Having wrestled for eight years of my life in Iowa, I used to listen to music before every match. Pantera, Rage, Soundgarden, all inspired me to cross-face some kid into the hospital before I made my way to the mat. So, it's safe to say I have given A LOT of thought over the years to what I think a good UFC entrance song would be.
With UFC 110 just around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to put those thoughts into a slide-show.
Welcome to my Top 10 Potential UFC Entrance Songs...