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‘Superstitious’ Julianna Peña lets Dana White pick her walkout music

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For years, Rory MacDonald walked to the Octagon to music that wasn’t his own. After changing his phone number, a random person who’d inherited his number selected his entrance cuts, and this went on for a long time. He finally got it sorted out, but yielding control of his walkout music didn’t seem to bother him.

Nor does it bother women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Peña, who at UFC 200 walked out to Heart’s “Crazy On You.” Those who thought she had pegged the perfect walkout music for her fight with Cat Zingano got it wrong. When that song came over the speakers at the T-Mobile Arena, it was as much a surprise to her as it was anybody else.

“[That song] actually came from my favorite person, Dana White,” Peña said during an appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday. “He picks my walkout songs because I’m a little superstitious sometimes when it comes to fighting things. I always have to walk out to a random song. So I leave it up to Dana and then he chooses the song he wants me to walk out to. But the last three songs have always had like the word ‘crazy’ in it, because he calls me his little ‘crazy train,’ because he thinks I’m nuts.

“He had like ‘Crazy Train’ by Ozzy Osbourne last time, and then this one, ‘Crazy on You,’ by Heart. I think he just tries to find as many songs as he can that has the word ‘crazy’ in it and I’ll just walk out to that. So I never know what I’m walking out to until the second I walk out to the cage.”

The UFC always has to give its stamp of approval for walkout music, and White has assigned plenty of walkout songs ….View full article

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