MMA going Gangnam Style

source: The Underground Blog

"Gangnam Style" is a Korean phrase initially associated with the upscale fashion and lavish lifestyle in Seoul’s Gangnam district. US equivalents would be Beverly Hills for Gangnam strict, and "Swag" for "Gangnam Style."

The phrase was popularized by the 2012 single "Gangnam Style" by Korean rapper PSY, that was recognized by Guinness World Records this month as the "Most 'Liked' Video in YouTube History," with some 325,000,000 views.

Copycats appeared worldwide, from the North Korean government to United States Naval Academy midshipmen to those Filipino prisoners who did Michael Jackson's Thriller. Now, Gangnam Style has come to MMA.

Saturday night Brad "One Punch" Pickett took out Yves Jabouin with, yes, one punch. And then he celebrated Gangnam Style in the Octagon.

Pickett however was not MMA's Gangnam Style pioneer.

That distinct honor falls to a reluctant Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, coaxed into a performance by Ariel  Helwani.

A comparison between the two reveals a close competition, with Rampage perhaps holding the edge.

Next up were Inside MMA's Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice.
It is not surprising that Asia's ONE FC was in early to this Asian-generated sensation:
The Asia-based Bob Sapp went Gangnam Style, although he didn't mean to.
MMA is not the only fight sport caught in the craze. Manny Pacquiao is too busy going Gangnam Style to be dropping $50,000 on gross strippers like Floyd Mayweather Jr did.

Who is next? And what are your thoughts on this momentous global movement?

Free blue name for the first five UGers who post an MMA themed Gangnam Style vid before midnght tonight.


tags: UFC   Rampage   Quinton Jackson (detail)  Brad Pickett   video   


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ViciousCesar site profile image  

10/2/12 3:42 AM by ViciousCesar

This isn't MMA, but Deadpool did my favorite version.

Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

10/1/12 4:18 PM by Barry_BondsMVP


Enemies site profile image  

10/1/12 3:59 PM by Enemies

I miss Inside MMA ever since the switch from HDNet to Axs. :(

djiang site profile image  

10/1/12 8:44 AM by djiang version of the song

Jay Jay site profile image  

9/30/12 11:56 PM by Jay Jay

Hahaha, first time seeing the Manny Pacquiao version.Everyone is feeling the Gangnam Style fever these days.

JiuKaraKwonThaiKungDo Master site profile image  

9/30/12 1:36 PM by JiuKaraKwonThaiKungDo Master

TKD not MMA but its got it.

blupitt site profile image  

9/30/12 12:55 PM by blupitt

That was amazing I was telling my boy about it earlier than I was like holy shit that dude is doing it right now... Sorry I'm drunk in its only 1

YourMomMadeMeTap site profile image  

9/30/12 12:49 PM by YourMomMadeMeTap

Classless? How so? Since when is Celebration so bad? I'd say Matt Wimans crazy man run screaming was more classless. Atleast Pickett was quiet and just gangmaning away.

MPA2000 site profile image  

9/30/12 12:36 PM by MPA2000

Never heard of it except during a SNL skit.Otherwise it is poor sportsmanship for the clown to do a "gangman" dance after KO'ing his opponent. Very classless indeed.