I’m a big fan of entrance themes songs. I was at UFC Fight Night Dublin in July 2014 to see Conor McGregor decimate Diego Brandao in the first round of their main event clash.
Conor entered to a remix of “Foggy Dew” (by Sinéad O’Connor & the Chieftains) and Hypnotize (by the Notorious B.I.G). He continued to use the song in his fights against Dustin Poirier and Denis Siver.
McGregor will face the reigning, defending, undisputed UFC featherweight champion of the world José Aldo on Saturday July 11th in Las Vegas. I’ll be there to hear him march to the cage to this adrenaline pumping tune.
The songs themselves were pretty easy to come by separately, but I couldn’t find Conor’s catchy version. Who’d have knew a famous Irish ballad would work so well with Biggie’s famous beat.
So, I mixed them up myself and here is the result. Enjoy!
Jose Aldo is set to take on Ireland’s own Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11th. Much has been made about McGregor’s right to a title shot given that he currently sits at #4 in the official UFC Featherweight rankings.
Many fans have criticised the decision to award McGregor the opportunity to fight for the title. They have instead clamored for #2 ranked Frankie Edgar to have a rematch with Aldo citing that McGregor has talked his way to a title shot.
Jose Aldo weighed in on the topic:
“I’m getting a taste for [trash talking]. We have to be provocative to sell fights, talk more, to know we’ll be more profitable. It’s important. The financial side is great for me, for the UFC, and for him. But, if you talk about rankings, I think he’s undeserving. But, the rankings serve no fucking purpose, nobody fucking respects it, so this fight is good for me because of the money.”
UFC 189 takes place on July 11th. The card will be headlined by the featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, with welterweight champion Robbie Lawler defending his belt for the first time, against Rory MacDonald, in the co-main event. Deck.ie will be providing live coverage of the fight from Las Vegas
Conor McGregor sits down with RTE Sport and covers how growing up in Crumlin prepared him for life in the octagon, his 18 months as an apprentice plumber, and why for him, prize fighting is all about the glory, and the money!
McGregor faces Jose Aldo for the Featherweight title on July 11th in Las Vegas
Chad Mendes, the #3 ranked Featherweight in the world, recently sat down with Inside MMA alongside fellow Team Alpha Male Urijah Faber. It was no surprise that Conor McGregor came up in conversation, given that the Irishman is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment. Mendes explains the bad blood between McGregor – or as “Money” calls him: “Conrad McGillicutty” (If you haven’t seen Ricardo Lamas’ video of this, you can check it out here). Chad also states that he would to love show McGregor what it is like to fight a “top-level wrestler.”
Mendes is slated to face #4 Featherweight Ricardo Lamas on April 4th. A win for both him and McGregor could see them face off before the end of the year.