Last fall, two Invicta FC fighters, Roxanne Modafferi and Jenny Liou (who will both fight in INVICTA 12 April 24th) walked out to their fights rocking out anime songs, which made me wonder, if I had become an MMA fighter, what awesome songs would I want to walk out to the cage to? First of all, the ones that Liou and Modafferi picked would definitely be on my list.
At Invicta FC 10, Modafferi walked out to “Fighting Spirit” from the anime Naruto:
I really love that song, among other Naruto soundtrack favorites. The Naruto songs have this awesome mix of modern and old, metal and traditional Japanese that is just amazing. My real love for ninjas started with Naruto, too, so mixed martial arts with Naruto music is awesome.
Modaferri actually replied to a tweet of mine saying that it was actually the wrong song.
— Roxanne Modafferi (@Roxyfighter) December 10, 2014
That would probably have been this song:
More people would probably recognize that one more, but I do like the battle feel of the “Fighting Spirit” one, so maybe it was fated. ^o^
Liou and I had a nice chat one time about how awesome the two anime series Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop are, so I was cheering extra loud when I heard her walk out to the Samurai Champloo intro song.
Pretty legit that one is.
Here are some other anime songs that would be awesome too:
If I was feeling like a hero coming to save the day, maybe against an unpopular opponent, I’d want to walk out with that beautiful song from Rurouni Kenshin that always plays when he comes to pretty much protect the weak by vanquishing evil with a good old sakabato (reverse-blade) beat down.
If I was the underdog of the fight or knew I was probably in for the stand-up fight of my life, I’d want to get energized with the victory/come back song from Hajime no Ippo.
If I happen to feel like channeling some Bruce Lee Jeet Kun Do a la Spike Spiegel, I’d love to groove out to the intro song from Cowboy Bebop before a fight:
If I wanted to be in a zen mood for my fight, I’d want to channel cybernetic existential powers with this eerie tune that opens the movie Ghost in a Shell:
For epic fights, I definitely would want to soar into battle with this blow-you-away tune from the Escaflowne movie.
Finally, if I’m feeling both epic and demonically bloodthirsty at the same time, it would definitely have to be “One-Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
My time to become a fighter has long since passed, but hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?