Watch: UFC Star Nick Diaz Uses Deftones As Entrance Music for First Fight In Six Years

Chino Moreno by Silvio Tanaka, via Wikipedia.
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This weekend, UFC star Nick Diaz returned to the ring for the first time since 2015 to duke it out with Robbie Lawler. And those rock and metal fans watching the match might have recognized his entrance music.

Nick walked out to “Ceremony” by Deftones, a track from the band’s 2020 album Ohms. As you’ll see in the video below, the song is difficult to hear over the sheer insanity of the crowd, but is still audible enough that plenty of metalheads surely turned to their friends, pointed to their ears, and made a goofy-ass face.

Watch Diaz’s entrance below:

Unfortunately, not even the power of Chino Moreno could help Diaz, who lost to Lawler in the third round due to technical knockout. That said, good on him for his terrific taste in music.

Here’s the full track below:

And fans should make sure to catch Deftones live on their upcoming tour with Gojira at one of the dates below:

4/14 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4/16 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
4/18 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
4/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
4/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan (new show)
4/23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
4/25 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
4/28 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
4/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
5/02 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
5/03 San Antonio, TX – AT & T Center
5/06 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
5/07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium (new show)
5/08 Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center (new show)
5/10 Indianapolis, IN -TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
5/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
5/13 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
5/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
5/15 New York City, NY – Pier 17
5/17 Washington DC – The Anthem
5/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
5/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
5/21 Laval, QC – Place Bell
5/22 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
5/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
5/26 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
5/27 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
5/28 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory


Words by Chris Krovatin