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.