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Kill all DJs

Last night I was watching ShoXC, and while the fights were great there were a few things that still bugged the fuck out of me. I was gonna make another list like I did last time but my boy Sam Caplan beat me to it:

First, what does someone need to do to make sure that EliteXC never has a DJ scratching a record over the PA during fighter introductions ever again? It sounds like crap on TV and it sounds even crappier in person. Sorry to get all Fight Linker on everyone for a second but there’s just no way to sugar coat it. It’s annoying and obnoxious.

On TV, it sounds like someone has the house mic and is just banging it into their hand. At first, I really thought that the bass in the speakers of my TV were messed up. In person, the bass was giving me a migraine. I get the idea, they want to make MMA hip and cool and appeal to its younger demographic. But we’re all here for the fights. Full contact martial arts is hip enough. We don’t need the record scratching unless you’re Grandmaster Flash.

Speaking of trying too hard to be hip, the EliteXC rap song needs to be banished as well. And I’m still not a fan of the dancers. The way the T’N’A aspect is addressed in boxing and the UFC by just having a ring girl display the round number following a round is the way to go. Sometimes less is more.

I’ll bet you dollars to donuts the DJ is that fucking asshole Hapa. He’s been scratching over fighter announcements and judge’s decisions since the K1 Dynamite show, and will probably continue to do that until someone does something about it. I’ve already asked Caplan to punch Skala in the face so it would seem impolite to try and get him to take care of Hapa too. I’ve seen people get smoked in the face with a turntable before, and trust me: they don’t come back. All it would take is one brave soul. I bet the police wouldn’t even arrest you. They’d just put you in a car all official like and then let you out a few blocks from the venue, shake your hand and say “Good job, son. Good job.”

  • Roxy

    LOL He mentioned you!! That’s awesome.

    Can you tell if hits to your site increased since then?

  • Roxy

    and that was a really insightful and well written article.

  • fightlinker

    We get about 5% of our traffic from 5 ounces and sam … it is interesting to be used as an adjective for whenever people talk smack though :-p

  • nem0

    Man, could they have hired a less qualified DJ? Fucking ridiculous.

  • godzillad

    ”I’ve seen people get smoked in the face with a turntable before”

    *spit take*

  • Archivist

    Why hire a DJ in the first place? Man, their marketing folks truly are disconnected…. As for the Hapa fella in particular, that sure is one insurance claim waiting to happen.

  • Big D

    I back that shit get rid of the DJ. Thank You!

  • Eric Shapiro

    Couldn’t agree more, the music alone was rough enough, blasting it as loud as they did was just malicious. Not to mention the ridiculous amount of fake smoke they kept pumping made it damn near impossible to snap a decent picture during fighter entrances.

  • Pontus

    hang the DJ hang the DJ hang the DJ.

  • MJC_123

    I still am in serious shock about watching the Sakuraba/Gracie II match while someone was DJ’ing and scratching over the top and talking to a live audience. I mean WTF, I was super stoned and up really late to watch it live in the UK but that actually happened didn’t it….One of the biggest rematches in MMA history and some trog of a DJ scratches and hippity hops over the top of it.


  • Captain

    I would gladly pay a fair sum of money to see Kimbo ghetto uppercut the fuck out of the DJ and Bill Goldberg.

  • DannyP72

    Yeah forget DJ Hapa, Bill Goldberg is far more deserving of a pace punching

  • Scholar

    Somebody posted $kala’s cell number on the Fight Sport forum. Any shitty Dj’s who can’s pronounce fighter’s names should give him a call.
    (310) 526-8722

  • eLone

    You all are a bunch of fkkin cornbread haters who live in the quiet suburbs and have never been involved in the production, development, and orchestration of anything beyond pissing in the boy’s room.

    STFU and watch the show and stop complaining about insignificant details, especially about guys who are doing so much better than you, that you feel the need to criticize. That’s classic “hating”.

    You think you can do better? Submit your demo.

    Until then, check up on your girlfriend, because the DJ for the EliteXC fight’s is most likely banging her.

  • Digs

    I don’t understand why y’all hating on the Dj, I can tell that none of y’all have ever been to a live production of an event. What the fck are those dancer chicks suppose to dance to if there is no Dj. Should the whole crowd sit in silence in between fights. Why don’t y’all get up off your ass and actually go see the EliteXC fights live.
    Then you can thank me later about the Dj later.