The UFC’s favorite Norman Bates doppelganger, welterweight Rory MacDonald, has been marching to the wrong tune for several years, according to an interview by Steph Daniels at Bloody Elbow. Because of a telephone number mix-up, the UFC was taking his entrance music requests from an unknown fan, one of the greatest melodic trolls of our generation.
“Not that I really cared. It’s not the biggest deal for me,” he said. “It’s just music, you know. Whatever. I was kind of frustrated. It was weird. Joe Rogan was making fun of me for my music. I’m like, ‘Aw man, this sucks a little bit.'”
Naturally, the key to foiling the longstanding ruse was a request for a Nickelback song. It defied reason, even for a man as strange as MacDonald.
“And then one day – I can’t remember what the fight was – but Jason comes up to me and he’s like, ‘Oh man, sorry we can’t play such-and-such song.’ He named the song and I was like, ‘What are you talking about, man?’ I think it was a Nickelback song. He’s like, ‘You said you wanted this song when I texted you.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, I never said that.’ He’s like, ‘I’ll show you.’ He showed me and I said, ‘Dude, that’s my old number. Who are you talking to?’ So he calls the guy and is like, ‘Dude, this is not Rory MacDonald. You’re faking.’ He’s like,’ Oh yeah, I’m just a fan. I was just pretending.'”
The real zinger about the whole deal is that his song choices have actually dropped in quality since he began making them himself. His first legitimate choice in years was “We Found Love” by Rihanna at UFC 167, a far cry from the classic “U Can’t Touch This” his guardian angel chose for UFC 129.
Thanks to Steph for compiling this list:
- UFC 170 – Metallica “Seek and Destroy”
- UFC 167 – Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris) “We Found Love”
- UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs Diaz – Lupe Fiasco “Lightwork”
- UFC 145 – Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. “Runnin”
- UFC 133 – MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This”
- UFC 129 – DMX “One More Road to Cross”
- UFC 115 – Nas “I Can”
- UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs Diaz – Jorge Quintero “300 Violin Orchestra”