The Soundtrack to UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier – the walkout songs
One of the best changes in the art of the walkout song in the UFC in the past couple of years is the inclusion of the mash-up track.
For instance — Conor McGregor routinely walks to the Octagon with the opening verse to the track ‘The Foggy Dew’ by Sinead O’Conner and The Chieftans before the music drops and rolls right into the song ‘Hypnotize’ by The Notorious B.I.G.
For his last few fights, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been practicing the art of the mash-up as well with 50 Cent and Bob Marley and on Saturday night he mixed things up with an opening by Nelly’s song ‘Hot in Herre’ before the remix kicked in to the Jadakiss song ‘The Champ is Here’.
It seems like a pretty fitting song for the greatest champion currently reigning in the UFC and the combination of the different tracks is a fun way to switch things up, especially for a fighter like Jones, who has a longer walk to the Octagon considering the cameras follow him from dressing room all the way to the cage, which takes a few minutes.
Hopefully it’s still a special occasion when these mash-ups happen, but kudos to the champ Jon Jones for pulling off a fun one on Saturday night for his fight at UFC 182.
Jones’ opponent, Daniel Cormier, stuck to his Louisiana roots with his walkout song from local favorite Lil’ Wayne — who has often tweeted out his support for the UFC light heavyweight contender. While the fight didn’t go his way on Saturday night, Cormier still has to appreciate the love he gets from all of the people back home in Cajun country.
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone fights so often that fans should probably have his walkout song memorized by this point. His song of choice is always ‘Cowboy’ by Kid Rock and much like Urijah Faber, who is forever stuck with the song ‘California Love’ by Tupac and Dr. Dre, there’s little chance Cerrone will ever be able to change his music either.
Brad Tavares walked to the Octagon to the track ‘Tears (After Laughter Comes Tears)" by reggae artist Alborosie. The song samples the track ‘After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene and whether Tavares did it on purpose or not, it was a fitting tribute because Rene passed away on December 16, 2014
A little further down the card, Evan Dunham decided to go for a walkout song favorite when he used the track ‘Dead Wrong’ by The Notorious B.I.G. and Eminem. It’s two of the biggest favorites for UFC walkout songs combined into one track.
Here’s the full list of walkout songs available for UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier:
Daniel Cormier out to "Right Above It" by Lil Wayne. Jon Jones to "Hot in Herre" by Nelly/ "The Champ is Here" by Jadakiss
Myles Jury out to "Sky’s the Limit" by Notorious BIG. Cowboy Cerrone to ‘Cowboy’ by Kid Rock
Nate Marquardt out to "Come Alive" by 116 Clique. Brad Tavares to "Tears (After Laughter Comes Tears)" by Alborosie
Louis Gaudinot out to "Foreigners" by Fabolous. Kyoji Horiguchi to "My Time" also by Fabolous
Josh Burkman out to "I Ride at Dawn" by Ben Harper. Hector Lombard to "You’re Not Alone" by DJ Tiesto and Olive
Paul Felder out to "Shipping Up to Boston" by the Dropkick Murphys. Danny Castillo to "Lost One" by Jay-Z
Cody Garbrandt out to "We Will Rock You" by Queen. Marcus Brimage to "Trap Back Jumpin" by T.I.
Jared Cannonier out to "It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll) by AC/DC. Shawn Jordan to "Hurt" by Johnny Cash
Evan Dunham out to "Dead Wrong" by Notorious BIG and Eminem
Mats Nilsson out to "Nar Vl Graver Guld I Usa" by Glenmark Eriksson Stromstedt. Omari Akhmedov to "Promentory" from the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack
Marion Reneau out to "X Rated" by Excision. Alexis Dufresne to "Bulls on Parade" by Rage Against the Machine