Top 10 Scariest Entrance Songs of All Time
If you were a fighter, what would your entrance music be?
This question never seems to get old amongst fight fans. MMA may be a sport, but it is also a spectacle.
Fans are captivated by everything the spectacle has to offer, including the dimmed arena, lighting effects and memorable entrance music.
The debate of which fighter has the upper hand begins long before a fighter steps into the ring or cage.
With the right body language and entrance music, a fighter can quickly become an early favorite amongst fans as he or she struts down the aisle.
Over the years, some songs have become synonymous with certain fighters.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is known for coming out to 50 Cent's "God Gave Me Style." Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber has always wowed the Pacific crowd with 2Pac and Dr. Dre's "California Love."
These are both memorable songs, but for fans and fighters, there are some songs that bring about an eerie feeling of greatness.
When the speakers blast these tunes, you know that you are about to witness something otherworldly.
Here are the top-10 scariest MMA entrance songs of all time.
10. Jose Aldo (Jay-Z Featuring Kanye West and Rihanna “Run This Town”)
"Jose Aldo comes out to 'Run This Town' for a reason."
UFC commentator Joe Rogan couldn't have put it any better.
Aldo's featherweight reign has only last two years, and the MMA world is already clamoring for his move to lightweight.
He already runs the featherweight division, but at only 25 years of age, Aldo could one day run the MMA world.
He is considered on many rankings as the No. 3 best pound-for-pound fighter in the world behind Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre.
9. Matt Hughes (Hank Williams Jr.: “A Country Boy Can Survive”)
A scary country song?
It is when you've established the kind of legacy UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes has.
Regardless of what kind genre of music you're into, it's hard not to get goose bumps every time the lights dim and Hughes' walkout music plays.
8. Tito Ortiz (Eminem: “Mosh”)
There has never been a more controversial figure in the sport than "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy," Tito Ortiz.
Years ago, Ortiz instilled fear in his opponents with his world class wrestling, vicious ground-and-pound and everlasting cardio.
Eminem's "Mosh" song is about standing up and never backing down, which are two things Ortiz has done his entire career.
7. Brock Lesnar ( Metallica: “Enter Sandman”)
Any track from Metallica can instill fear in most people, but it's a completely different story when the legendary band is coupled with a behemoth like Brock Lesnar.
From a physical perspective, there has never been a specimen like Lesnar before in MMA.
His gargantuan size, unique speed and great gas tank makes for one of the scariest heavyweights on the planet.
6. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Al Kapone: “You Ain’t Stoppin’ Me”)
Ring rust likely played a role in his loss to Rashad Evans, but it doesn't get any more intimidating than Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's UFC 114 entrance.
There was some serious animosity built up between Jackson and Evans, and the look in Jackson's eyes told the whole story.
He wasn't getting stopped by any light heavyweight on that night.
5. Mirko “Cro Cop” (Duran Duran: “Wild Boys”)
For longtime fans, this video almost brings tears to your eyes.
Before entering the UFC, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic was once considered the most feared striker on the planet.
The legendary Croatian's career began and ended with Pride, and those lucky enough to see him at his peak will never forget––"Right leg puts you in the hospital, and the left leg puts you in the cemetery."
4. Chuck Liddell: (DMX: “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot Intro”)
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell has always had that look in his eyes.
The former light heavyweight champion made a name off being one of the greatest knockout artists in MMA history.
Liddell, Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz's names are synonymous with the UFC, and all three are considered pioneers of the modern day promotion.
3. BJ Penn (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: “Hawaii 78“/Gnarls Barkley: "Crazy")
If Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Hawaii 78" isn't epic enough, BJ Penn came out to a fused version of the song with Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" in his UFC 63 championship bout against Matt Hughes.
For fans, the entrance makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and for Hughes, he knew he was in for a long night in finding a way to deal with a fellow all-time great.
2. Anderson Silva (DMX: “Ain’t No Sunshine”)
Anderson Silva exudes greatness and confidence every time he walks out to the octagon.
Why shouldn't he?
He is currently the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and the greatest striker MMA has ever seen.
When Silva is standing across from you, there truly is no sunshine and only darkness everyday.
1. Fedor Emelianenko (Andrey Zheleznyakov: “Oy, to Ne Vecher”)
There will never be another Fedor Emelianenko.
The mysterious aura surrounding "The Last Emperor" followed him for an entire decade, as he dominated all comers in flawless fashion.
There are few entrance songs that invoke true fear, but "Oy, to ne vecher" coupled with Emelianenko's résumé could make even the most manly of men wet themselves.