UFC NEWS | The End Of An Era As UFC Retires Gladiator Intro | UFC 143 To Debut New Opening

January 30, 2012 9:28 am by bjpenn.com staff 18 Comments
UFC gladiator

For many years UFC fans have come to know what many call “The Gladiator Man.” This now famous introduction to all UFC pay-per-view events has become a staple for the promotion.

He has seen his time in the sport and he is now gone. UFC president Dana White announced recently that UFC 143 will bring in a new era to the UFC introduction sequence and the gladiator will no longer be a part of it.

Here is the report coming out of MixedMartialArts.com:



Tonight, UFC President Dana White revealed exclusively to the Underground that the opening sequence for its 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 its 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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