The deal has CFM providing walkout music for any fighter under Team Cesar Gracie starting with Diaz as he challenges GSP for the welterweight title. The deal gives Team Cesar Gracie/Diaz a cut of the proceeds that the song might make.
CFM’s song that will be used for Diaz’s walkout music will also be featured in the upcoming 505 Games release ‘Supremacy MMA’ for Xbox and PS3, as well as the upcoming Jackie Chan feature ‘Life is War’.
Countless numbers of bands have shown support for MMA over the years, and fighters in the past like Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson have even had tracks made specifically for them, but this will be a new generation of sponsorship for the sport.
This is an interesting way for a sponsor to become involved in the main event. Its unique and it involves some risk. What happens if the PA system does not work? What if Joe Rogan talks over the track, which would negate millions from listening? What if Diaz walks out too fast and thereby shortening the exposure for the music?
It's a solid deal for Diaz as he will receive a portion of the sales generated from its sales as a result of walking out to the music. I do not recall if Diaz has a steady theme song (e.g., Sandstorm for Wanderlei Silva). So, there is no emotional tie that Diaz must break in taking the deal.
It's a very creative form of sponsorship. The Diaz-GSP fight should be a big draw and for CFM to involve its music for the fight gets people in the arena and viewers at home a chance to hear its music.
*The Coalition is a company that composes and produces a broad variety of music with heavy involvement in the Mixed Martial Arts community and with several charitable organizations. CFM's sound is a dynamic mixture of styles that range from metal to electronica and hip hop to UK grime. United by a passion/drive for both MMA and music, every track the band develops encompasses the "fighters spirit" in the form of music. (from wikipedia)
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