Will the UFC take control of walkout music?

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  1. taggermest

    taggermest Green Belt

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    They took control of what a fighter is allowed to wear and signed a contract with Reebok.

    Will they sign a contract with a major company like Sony, and fighters can only come out to music by Sony Records?

    Seems like the next logical step
     
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    jwikked Blue Belt

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    It has to okay anything the fighter wants.

    I've heard that Faber is basically forced to come out to California Love.
     
  3. Shogun Rising

    Shogun Rising I am Shiva god of death

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    Won't really matter because we see walk-ins less and less.
     
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    taggermest Green Belt

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    Haven't noticed till now that you mentioned it
     
  5. IrishFighterLA

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    Working in the music industry myself I cannot see this happening for a multitude of reasons.
     
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    Adamant GOLD BELT

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    Wouldnt be surprised
     
  7. taggermest

    taggermest Green Belt

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    Please explain.
     
  8. Bokelj

    Bokelj Trigger central

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    From a marketing perspective it would be difficult to get any ROI from limiting fighters to just one record company. You would need to make it music video-esque to make it relevant for lets say Sony. And that would draw attention from other sponsors and further more whore out the UFC. The songs how short they are give character to a fighter. If I say Sandstorm everyone knows who's song that is.

    At least that is what I think
     
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    Blanqa Blanqua Gold Belt

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    true true, hhhhmmmmm
     
  10. Rittsy

    Rittsy Red Belt

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    They already have control. They can say no to a fighters walkout if they want.
     
  11. Donny White

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    Every walk out should be Face The Pain. Or the original gladiator song from the early days. That'll show those fighters and UFC hardcore fans who's runnin sh*t
     
  12. Gatts

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    If I hear that Nate Diaz has to exclusively come out to Eminem.... I'll know what's up.
     
  13. IrishFighterLA

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    There is a lot to it.. But some simple factors.. Songwriters are already struggling to get their fair share of monies owed.. If the record companies where to pay for the UFC to use a song for a certain fighters walk out that has to come from somewhere say the publishers share or writers share, cant see either giving up a share..

    While tv synch fees generate good income it would not be enough to go trough the hassle involved in making these deals.. Think about it, if it was, boxing would have covered this ground years ago.
     
  14. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Special Advisor

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    They already do to a large degree.
     

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