Walk-out songs for UFC 167

You know what we love? Walk-outs. They’re awesome. When ‘Made in
America’ came blaring through the speakers last week during Dan
Henderson’s walk out….well, MMA journalist Ben Fowlkes said it
best, really.

Why can’t more fighters make us feel like that? Fortunately,
we’re here to bring our questionable music tastes into the equation
and there’s not a thing you can do about it. Here are songs that we
have assigned to fighters for their UFC 167 walk-out’s, should they
not adhere to this stern list, vengeance will be swift.

Ali Bagautinov

“Work” by Iggy Azalea

Honestly, I don’t know what Russian people listen to, but
if highly decorated flyweight Ali “Puncher” Bagautinov
came out to this vulgar jam from Iggy Azalea to start off
UFC’s 20th anniversary – it’d be amazing. She sounds
like Lil’ Kim and looks like Betty Draper from Mad Men with a
meth addiction, the Australian rapperess talks a lot about all the
work she’s done to get her to this point and the 11-2
Bagautinov is the same way. “Puncher” owns every
martial arts title, tournament, medal, and statue one can win in
his native Russia and, currently, trains with the revered
Jackson’s MMA team in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fight fans may
have not heard of him yet, but Bagautinov has been work, work,
workin’ on his s***.

Tim Elliott

“Brass in Pocket” by The Pretenders

Right now, the UFC flyweight belt revolves around three names:
John Dodson, Joseph Benavidez, and current champ Demetrious
Johnson. Looking for his 3rd Octagon win in a row, Tim Elliott is
hoping he will get the world to notice him. The Grindhouse MMA
teammate of Zak Cummings and James Krause, Elliott gave Dodson a
run for his money in his debut then earned his first win in a Fight
of the Night win, and, recently, dominated Louis Gaudinot in every
aspect of the match-up in August. Elliott has thrown cartwheel
kicks, jumping kicks, and just about everything inside the Octagon
to make everyone notice him and one day get a title shot.

Josh Koscheck

“Burn No Bridges” by Gray Matter

Josh Koscheck is a straight-forward and punch you in the face
kind of guy, so is this punk classic from Gray Matter. It’s
got a no frills, but heavy bass line that sounds like it is pacing
around until the song just picks up and blasts you. The Ultimate
Fighter 1 villain has over 20 fights inside the Octagon and has
faced just about every guy to ever weigh 170 pounds in the UFC. The
NCAA Division I National wrestling champion from Edinboro
University is on a two fight losing skid and a win over Woodley
would bounce the stalwart back from mild obscurity.

Tyron Woodley

“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

If anyone can pull off walking out to Adele it’s
“The Chosen One” Tyron Woodley. Can’t you imagine
someone laughing like, “Who just came to Adele?!” And
then, they turn to meet the terrifying blank stare of 2x NCAA
Division I All-American wrestler Woodley and his overly muscular
welterweight frame, and he responds in monotone, “I like
Adele. She has a soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics. I love this
song. My mother loves this song. What do you want to say about my
mother’s taste in music?” And that’s when that
original someone relieves themselves in their pants and runs away.
Also, Adele sings “You’re going to wish you never met
me”, which is how the 11-2 powerhouse’s opponents feel
after they battle Woodley in the cage.

Robbie Lawler

“Down And Out” by Cam’ron Feat. Kanye West
& Syleena Johnson

“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is the very definition of
old school swagger as he’s been knocking people out in pro
fights since 2001 while his opponent, Rory MacDonald, was farting
around as a 12 year old. “Ruthless” has been the
heavy-handed head-hunter repping Bettendorf, Iowa for over a decade
at this point with 18 knockouts in his 21 wins. Now training at
American Top Team in Florida, Lawler has looked better than ever
since returning to the Octagon this year with back-to-back KO/TKO
victories over Josh Koscheck and Bobby Voelker. Opponents have
known it for years at this point, if “Ruthless” touches
you with his hands or feet, you’ll be down and out in no
time.

Rory MacDonald

“Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads

Let’s be honest, no one likes Rory MacDonald’s
nickname “Ares”, except for MacDonald apparently. An
excellent alternative has been broached numerous times, FOX
Sports’ Ariel Helwani would like the clean-cut, demolisher to
go by “Canadian Psycho”. If MacDonald is going to
continue with this high-minded fashion sense mixed with his in-cage
intensity then “Ares” has got to go. The 24 year old
product of Tristar Gym with his dramatically parted hair looks like
a 1980’s mod, but inside the Octagon he’s 6-1 and one
of greatest forces in the welterweight division.

Rashad Evans

“This Is Where The Fun Stops” by Snowgoons
featuring Reef the Lost Cauze

As the song title suggests, the “fun” of Rashad
Evans and Chael Sonnen’s friendship ends once they step into
the cage. The FOX Sports co-hosts will leave their microphones in
the studio to lace up 4 ounce gloves to battle it inside the
Octagon. On top of that, this track has some energy right out of
the gate, which has been severely lacking in the former UFC
light-heavyweight champion’s performances for – if
we’re being truthful – 2 years now. “Suga” has
fought to 4 consecutive decisions where his explosiveness that
fight fans came to know and love has not been featured. It’s
time for Evans to become a serious threat again in the Octagon.

Chael Sonnen

“Too Much Fun” by Daryle Singletary

He’s already got the most ridiculous entrance music, so
why change it. “The American Gangster” from West Linn,
Oregon comes out to one song and one song only and it’s
pretty much an upbeat “Dukes of Hazzard” theme song.
While as mentioned, Evans needs to get serious, but Chael Sonnen
needs to keep doing exactly what he’s doing – having fun.
Sonnen hasn’t lost a non-title bout in 4 years and looks like
he could keep fighting for another 10. Actually, Sonnen has added
submissions to his arsenal over the past few fights scoring sub
stoppages over Brian Stann and, most recently, Mauricio
“Shogun” Rua, which were his first sub wins in the UFC
or the WEC.

Johny Hendricks

“Mr. November” by The National

If Johny Hendricks beats Georges St-Pierre, he’ll
definitely be “Mr. November”. The 2x NCAA Division I
National Champion wrestler from Oklahoma State University is
attempting to do what no man has been able to accomplish in over 6
years – beat GSP. As a 3x Knockout of the Night winner, everyone is
expecting “Bigg Rigg” to try and drop that left hand
hammer of his early and often on St-Pierre. UFC fans know him for
being a big puncher, but Hendricks did show off his wrestling for
the first time in his winning effort over Carlos Condit where he
scored on 12 of 15 takedowns. The UFC doesn’t have
cheerleaders, but if Hendricks wins maybe the ring girls can carry
around “Mr. November” around the Octagon for a victory
lap.

Georges St-Pierre

“The Man” by Patto

He is the man.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been the man
ever since he first entered the Octagon in January 2004. The 32
year old has a 24-2 pro record with his two losses being momentary
upsets, which St-Pierre atoned for in lopsided rematches. Arguably
the best athlete in the sport’s history, St-Pierre can do
everything in the cage from Superman punches, spinning heel kicks,
double leg takedowns, and be boring. The champ has put up 6
consecutive unanimous decisions wins with a few of those being
fairly uneventful kind of like the first 4 minutes of this Patto
classic.

Nevertheless, St-Pierre is the man and needs a bombastic
entrance song to emphasize that instead of the usual French rap he
comes out to. So, “The Man” or maybe Richard
Strauss’ “Sunrise” because as Ric Flair said,
“To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man” and
if Hendricks wants to be the man then he’s got to get through
St-Pierre.