Intimidating intro music
It’s hard to say what was going on in his mind during his boxing heyday, especially when Tyson walked out to a nightmarish experimental music composition in his 1988 match against undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Spinks.Watch the clip below with the music starting about one minute in.
When the venerable and careworn UFC Gladiator finally slouched away to that big focus group in the sky, his memorial service was depressingly bereft of mourners. I can't help but think of all those good years, all those gallons of adrenaline, all those members of Stemm who now have no readily discernible means of feeding themselves. And now, if you'll excuse me, I feel an uncontrollable urge to go fight something.
And, of course, those legions upon legions of fraternity brothers, who in the throes of sheer exaltation crushed shanty towns worth of beverage cans on their collective forehead every time The Gladiator took the screen. And I'm not going to kid myself; it may be some time before I'm whole again. But in the meantime, I find solace in the gladiator spirit that continues to permeate the sport he so valiantly represented for so long. But really what I'm talking about are the entrance songs. I suspect The Gladiator would have wanted it that way. Nothing else better embodies The Spirit of the Gladiator.
Here are my picks for the 30 best entrance songs in the UFC today. And, unfortunately, because of limitations on usable UFC footage, videos for the songs themselves are used in most cases. As you read, pour some American-style pilsner on the pavement for this fallen hero.
As he walks out you can already see Spinks start to tremble in his shorts.
It seemed to be a bit of a challenge to get ahold of Donald Tump to get the go-ahead for this to be released, and they wouldn’t agree to let you put out the loop as it was, so we’re left with the original commercial with Gene Hackman’s voice over top. I actually contacted one of Trump’s former ad executives (code name “Ivanka”) to get their feelings on how to proceed and that resulted in my sending you the radio spot.