Former UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell won’t just be entering the Octagon with a freshly chiseled physique this Saturday night, but it appears “The Iceman” will have a new entrance song to go along with his fit frame.
“Love the song you sent me for Chuck’s walk-in!,” UFC president Dana White Tweeted to Eminem on Thursday afternoon. “Em gave us a song off his new album that comes out on June 21st and it’s BAD ASS!”
Liddell’s Octagon entrance has become synonymous with the loud gongs that echo from DMX’s “Into,” which was released on the controversial rapper’s 1998 hit album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. Liddell has used the song for as long as most can remember, however he’s dropped four of his last fight fights, so that tune has clearly been played out.
Eminem Re-Tweeted that Chuck will listening to “Won’t Back Down” when he enters the GM Place in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Fans may have already heard a piece from Em’s highly anticipated album, Recovery, during the 2010 NBA Finals. “Not Afraid” has been ABC’s anthem throughout this year’s Finals, where the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to capture their 5th championship this decade ;).
Liddell headlines Saturday’s UFC 115 pay-per-view broadcast alongside former middleweight champ Rich Franklin. The two will collide in a light heavyweight affair.