MMA fighters are always going full bore with arduous training. Motivation can fluctuate on a day-to-day basis but music is a sure-fire means to conjure up those feelings. The fuel to push through those last few reps, that last 100 meters of your run, or that last sparring session of the day. These euphoric feelings can come from genres of all types and fighters sure train to some eclectic tunes. This is Jabs and Jams: Music Fighters Train To.
Music Fighters Train To
Tyrell Fortune (Bellator MMA heavyweight)
“Hip hop. The normal stuff that I walk out to and stuff like that. That’s what I listen to in the room. My coaches have us play some Spanish music every now and then…I think I’m going to take some salsa classes. If I had to pick out an artist I would have to say right now, Big Sean would probably be the first one I’d probably play.”
Adam Dyczka (former TKO heavyweight champion)
“I would have to say artist of the year and album of the year (2018) really, was Post Malone with Beerbongs & Bentleys. That was really, really good. I gotta say I like the early 2000’s rap there. Old school 50 Cent and The Game and all that. That for training, I just find it so much harder. That’s a real good thing. That’s a real good vibe that puts me in a good mentality to push hard. The newer rappers today, some of them I have some problems a little bit with them. I find it’s a little too much on the Instafamous platform. What’s his name? Lil Pump and all of that. I can’t stand it. Joyner Lucas remix of Gucci Gang is fire though. That was fire but the original, not so much.”
Music Fighters Train To. Transcriptions courtesy of Bowks Talking Bouts