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FACE THE PAIN! Terrible UFC Intro Song Just Won’t Die

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Metal band Stemm’s “Face the Pain” has been the intro song to every UFC event since 2002. According to the president of the UFC, regardless of how hard everybody is trying to get MMA to be seen by the general public as a legitimate cultured sport, Dana White says the song is not going anywhere. “They can mute their television” He said when talking about fans watching from home who do not like the song. “It’s like retiring Bruce Buffer saying, ‘It’s time. You’d have to go out and find another piece that fit and was perfect and license it and go through all this crazy s–t, you know what I mean? It works. What genre do you go with? I see the same things you see on the Internet, this nu-death metal or whatever the hell they call it, And it doesn’t matter what genre of music you’re into or what you like or what you think. When you’re in that arena and that thing goes off, it’s like, ‘Goddamn, there’s going to be a fight tonight. It really does get you fired up.” Says Dana White, and only nobody else ever. I don’t know about you guys, but when that song plays at my house, and I have people over who I am trying to introduce to the sport, that song does not make it any easier for me to convince them they are about to watch anything professional. I guess all of us are just going to have to “Face the Pain” because it looks like this UFC trademark is not going anywhere.

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Adam Brennan
Coming from a family of fighters, and growing up on the jiujitsu mats of half a dozen MMA schools in Orange County and Los Angeles, Adam Brennan is a well informed member of the rapidly growing Mixed Martial Art community. As a competitor in the sport, he is very opinionated and vocal about both the flaws surrounding it and it's positive impacts on the martial arts community. Adam's love for the sport drives him to advocate solutions to issues and promote the successes. Dreaming of a career as a fighter, Adam spends his days as working two jobs and training hard every night at Kings MMA in Huntington Beach. Being a huge advocate of better athlete pay and a fighter union, he will stop at nothing to do his part to help bring the sport to the next level.
  • Christopher Quiroga

    I’m with you on this one. Nu-metal’s heyday was over a decade ago, and this song was a pretty crappy representation of the genre to begin with. If it was actually a great song, Dana might have a point, but his defense of this tune just seems woefully out of touch. Just when you think this guy will do anything to make a buck, he shows his soft spots. And using Bruce Buffer as an example, with his poor choice of an initially tonally irritating intro tagline doesn’t really make for a good defense in my book. While we’re at it, Goldberg is hit or miss as well. His fight intros are enticing….his actual live commentary is too often ridiculous and embarrassing. I’ve just never seen, “Well, it’s always been that way,” as any sort of valid justification.

  • aweebitiree

    Let me guess you would much rather have some crap slim shady or other crap rap song huh? Phsst