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Monday, 01/30/2012, 09:28 am

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

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



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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18 Responses to “UFC NEWS | The End Of An Era As UFC Retires Gladiator Intro | UFC 143 To Debut New Opening”

  1. Ryrie says:

    what about the theme “face the pain” by stemm? that totally gets me amped up with the music and best of footage of the fighters! hope the keep that, not a fan of the fighting robots on the FOX broadcast!

  2. King Prodigy Levreau says:

    “Are you not entertained!?…Are you not entertained!?…Is this not why you are here!?..
    -Gladiator Man
    BYE BYE…R.I.P.

  3. lex walker says:

    How gay is this tha gladiator intro is way better than the corny ass robots

  4. Emil says:

    As long as “Face the Pain” remains I could give two $hit$ about the gladiator. I’m hoping the theme song sticks.

  5. Thurgood Jenkins says:

    Regardless of the sequence, I’d like to see them using all types of new music. If they’re going back to Brazil this summer, for example, use Soulfly because Max Cavalera is a god there

  6. danriverapv says:

    all my friends always ask me why the UFC keeps that gay ass intro haha finally. and FACE the PAIN is pretty damn corny lame crap…

  7. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Thank god they are getting rid of this lame gladiator bit and that teen angst drowning pool song! I used to like that kind of music but not any longer.

  8. dave says:

    im glad personally im tired of that

  9. Patrick says:

    I can’t believe they cut him! Did you see the tweet the gladiator guy sent out after being cut??

    Gladiator: @danawhite My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, @Lorenzo Ferttita. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.


  10. Devilock says:

    Was tired of seeing the gladiator intro after seeing it the first time. The lame ass rap-core songs are annoying too. However, the Fox sports song being played now throws me off.

  11. Big Man says:

    i watch the fights

  12. LAME SONG says:

    Lets hope they get rid of that terrible song. I always get embarrassed when I’m with my girlfriend and it starts to play.

  13. Xaninho says:

    The UFC on FOX theme is gay! And the robots are gay too…It’s not fucking robo wars!

    It’s about two martial artists made out of flesh and blood deciding inside the cage which one of the two is the best fighter.

    UFC is selling the old school fans out to reach out to the mainstream public.

  14. ReshadUTheMan says:

    Why not make an intro of a bunny hopping around for 2minutes on a manu chao song. And make pink marshmallows from the UFC gloves. So people get entertained by 2 people humping each other in a fruity cage. I’m starting to feel Nick diaz on the acting stuff. There trying to hide what it rly is, it’s 2 man fighting a brutal fight in a cage wrap it up as u want haters gonna keep hating.

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