2) If you could select the walkout song for any fighter, what fighter and song would you pick?
Patrick Auger: Darren "The Damage" Elkins: “Live to Win” by Paul Stanley.
Kyle Barrowman: This is not specific to any fighter, but I never cease to be amazed that nobody in the history of MMA (to my knowledge at least) has come out to the Genesis song “In the Cage.”
John Brannigan: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua should walk out to the Pride Fighting Championships theme in his retirement fight, whenever that is.
Jason Burgos: Rachael Ostovich: "Bonita Applebum" by A Tribe Called Quest.
Edward Carbajal: Tony Ferguson: "Don't Sweat the Technique" by Eric B. and Rakim, since he seems to have a lot of unconventional training methods. Plus, I think it fits the groove he tries to bring into every fight and interview he does. I hope we tag him in this.
Tristen Critchfield: For the longest time, I’ve thought that Donald Cerrone could use an update to his walkout track. While Kid Rock’s “Cowboy” is now synonymous with the popular UFC veteran, Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell” would be both appropriate and a welcome change of pace.
Ben Duffy: If I had my way, a lot of walkout songs would change. For those who don’t know, I believe nicknames should be the property of a single fighter and that when contested, ownership should be determined by combat. Take all the “Pitbulls” and throw them in a big cage. Last one standing gets to keep the nickname.
I feel the same about walkout tracks. Everyone who wants to walk out to “Til I Collapse,” for example, should have to fight each other for it. Obviously, this would result in a ton of fighters having to change their walkout music, which I hope we can all agree is for the best. However, in the spirit of this question, I’ll pick just one, and have Conor McGregor walk out to “Johny Hit and Run Paulene” by X.
Mike Fridley: Jorge Masvidal: “War is (Super) Necessary” by Nas.
Brian Knapp: Let me go off the beaten path here and say Ministry’s “Scare Crow” for Pablo Garza.
Tudor Leonte: I'd like to hear Marvin Vettori walking out to "L'Italiano" by Toto Cutugno. I know he is a connoisseur and he would understand.
Jay Pettry: In addition to being a top-ranked lightweight, Gregor Gillespie is also an incredibly active fishing enthusiast. Why not walk out to "John the Fisherman" by Primus? If not Gillespie, then perhaps Kyoji Horiguchi can abandon the overplayed "My Time" by Fabolous ft. Jeremih for a song expressing his love for the life aquatic.
Keith Shillan: Henry Cejudo: "Simply the Best" by Tina Turner.
Mike Sloan: This one is easy. I would pick “Overkill” from the mighty Motorhead and have Angela Hill walk out to it. It’s a natural song for her because of her nickname, she loves punk and metal and I don’t recall her ever using this as a walkout song. She’s really been dropping the ball with this and I’m disappointed in her. Worst case, I’d have her triple down on her nickname by using “Overkill” from Overkill. Again, this one is way too easy. Tsk, tsk Angela!!
Tyler Treese: I want Conor McGregor to come out to Ireland's greatest song, "Horse Outside" by The Rubberbandits.
Anthony Walker: The only thing I’d do is instantly ban "Sweet Caroline" as a walkout song. It sucks. The end.
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