There are so many things wrong with this music video — “Nightmare,” by Illfluent (get it, like affluent, only ill’er?) — that all you can do is hope it’s a bad joke. It’s just guys who look like the poor man’s Kevin Federline rapping about their vague fighting prowess while on the other half of a split screen we see the same footage of Diego Sanchez over and over again.
It also includes classic lines like: “All glory to God when I go in to war/Even if I lose the battle I’ll be back for more,” and “I’m the best of the best/You don’t mess with the king/You want your face cut open with championship rings?”
Championship rings? Either these guys did absolutely no research before writing this rhyme (and for the last time, you gotta research your raps, people), or they’re referring to Fedor’s WAMMA ring, which means they did entirely too much research. Either way, it’s official. Worst MMA-related music video ever. Somehow it’s only 4:15 long, though it feels so, so much longer. Take notice fighters: this is what happens when your theme song is composed by someone other than Jimmy Hart.
After the jump, some actual interview footage with Sanchez and Stevenson from last night’s “Countdown” show, via ESPN.
Note this clever little backhanded compliment: "The bigger your head is, the smaller your heart is. And the bigger your heart is, the smaller your head is. And, um…he’s got a big heart."