Before any big fight, it’s a tradition to pump it up by releasing a video with a spine tingling background music. That’s what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has done in a recent promotional video for UFC 196.
With only a few hours left before the big clash between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, the MMA promotion has released an adrenaline pumping video featuring the voice of American rapper DMX.
The video contains highlights from the fights of Holly Holm, Miesha Tate, Nate Diaz and the superstar Conor McGregor. The video itself was beautifully made; adding DMX’s voice in the background added a legendary feel to it.
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UFC 196 is set to take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highlight of the pay-per-view is certainly McGregor vs. Diaz.
McGregor has repeatedly stated his intentions of winning the face-off and is confident. Diaz on the other hand has accepted that there is a change of him getting “merked”.
For those who are unaware of DMX; his original name is Earl Simmons and has been rocking the rap scene from the early 90s. His single “Get At Me Dog” gave him the breakthrough in the mid-nineties with Def Jam records. His second album “My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” released in 1998 topped the Billboard 200 for three consecutive weeks, according to SB Nation.
DMX is a popular figure within the UFC. Many of his music have been used by fighters while making their walk towards the Octagon. His song “The Rain” was recently used by Luke Rockhold while walking out to his bout against Chris Weidman.
UFC has definitely tapped in the correct man ahead of UFC 196. When things were already heating up between the Irishman and the American, the MMA promotion decided to add a little bit of gasoline before the main showdown.
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