'The Gladiator' cut by the UFC

by Chris Palmquist | source: The Underground

Tonight, UFC President Dana White revealed exclusively  to the Underground that the opening sequence for it's PPV broadcast has been redone and the new introduction will be revealed this Saturday for UFC 143. The event will feature Nick Diaz fighting Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight championship in the  main event.

The opening sequence, which has shown a Roman gladiator preparing for battle has often been critiqued by fans and although the sequence hasn't been used by the UFC on it's FOX and Fuel TV broadcasts, it had been present as most recent as this past UFC 142.

To quote the UFC President directly: "He's been cut."





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jude099 site profile image  

2/3/12 10:24 AM by jude099

Digital Domain (transformers, x-men: first class, tron) are doing the intro which will be a highlight of 18 fights, i believe, and hans zimmer (he should need no introduction HERE)is doing the music.I am fucking STOKED!

Dr Violence site profile image  

2/3/12 10:09 AM by Dr Violence

^They are making a highlight, I don't know where this bald guy fits into it, it's a highlight reel of clips from UFC 1 to the present day with some CGI wizardry involved. Dana said the new intro is a tribute to the fighters who made the UFC what it is today.Apparently there are two new intros, one made by the Primetime crew and one made by bigtime Hollywood people, the one on the PPV tomorrow is the bigtime one, so maybe the bald guy is in the primetime one?

SUPER HLUK site profile image  

2/3/12 10:03 AM by SUPER HLUK

Why are they gonna hire someone else? Make a damn highlight or something. Don't set up some gay ass intro with a random guy.

Dr Violence site profile image  

2/3/12 9:23 AM by Dr Violence

well it sounds like we'll be getting a pretty cool new intro from early reports

historytjs site profile image  

1/31/12 1:11 PM by historytjs

glad they ditched that whole intro.I remember every time i bought a ppv card having to sulk in embarassment after I had just tried convincing skeptical family members the ufc is an actual sport and then that abomination of intros would play. God the death metal was horrible.

HoldYerGround site profile image  

1/30/12 11:09 PM by HoldYerGround

Just waiting for someone to post one of those sweet ass PRIDE intro vids.

Mad Xyientist site profile image  

1/30/12 10:28 PM by Mad Xyientist

60 events too late...but still thank you.

kelby site profile image  

1/30/12 10:17 PM by kelby

the song is annoying. especially when i am drunk. too much noise. they should get willy nelson to sing a song.

spliff site profile image  

1/30/12 10:11 PM by spliff

too bad the song isn't changing