Aloha, star members. Welcome to the new Fightlinker website. I’m going to be doing a bigger post talking about all the changes that will be happening on the site, but one of the things I’ll mention now is that I’ll be giving you guys more star-members only content.
I spent a long time trying to figure out what to post in this section because I didn’t want to gimp the free service and unfortunately the plan to post parts of / research for the upcoming Fightlinker book didn’t work either because I’m too anal to share it until I polish that turd till it shines.
But now I think I’ve got a handle on one new thing that will be going up in here: pilot features. Types of posts I want to try out but am not sure if I want to make a regular thing. Stuff I wanna experiment with but also want to see if I can keep up with on a regular basis before showing everyone.
The first of these pilot features is the music from UFC 118. I was a huge fan of the Pacquiao Hatton 24/7 music post Esther at All Elbows put up a while ago, and still go back to listen to the playlist on a regular basis. I’ve been thinking about doing a post for the music from UFC events for a while, but fighters don’t always have taste as good as HBO’s documentary makers. But this event had a decent selection of enjoyable music, and I laid it out in such a way that it shouldn’t be too jarring to listen to. Tell me what you guys think.
Randy Couture – Mean Streets by Van Halen
Dan Miller – Run Through The Jungle by Creedance Clearwater Revival
Demian Maia – Viva Bandida by Lobao
Kenny Florian – For Boston by Dropkick Murphys
Marcus Davis – Jump Around by House of Pain
John Salter – Attack by 30 Seconds to Mars
Joe Lauzon – Move by Thousand Foot Crutch
Nick Osipczak – Jus’ A Rascal by Dizzee Rascal
Frankie Edgar – Kick in the Door by Notorious BIG
Gray Maynard – Lose My Mind by Young Jeezy
Mario Miranda – Ruff Ryders Anthem by DMX
Mike Pierce – Champions by Ron Artest
Nate Diaz – Lastonesleft by 2Pac
Amilcar Alves – Can’t Be Touched by Body Head Bangerz
James Toney – BMF by Rick Ross
BJ Penn – Hawaii ’78 by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
BJ Penn – E Ala E by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
At the very least, don’t miss out on checking out BJ Penn’s walk-in songs by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. It’s like they took Hawaii and squeezed the smooth tasty music juice out of it.