My Walkout Song - RiFF RAFF

Fightland Blog

By Michael Hresko

The walkout song is a time-honored tradition in MMA. It's also a delicate balancing act. The perfect song has to pump a fighter up while settling his/her nerves, appeal to the crowd without appearing to pander. "My Walkout Song" is where we ask MMA fans who also happen to be famous musicians what makes for great pre-fight music and what song they would choose to accompany their walk to the cage.



RiFF RAFF, a 27 year-old rapper from Houston--whose real name is Horst Simco--is currently one of the hottest MCs in the game. He recently signed with Diplo’s record label Mad Decent, and is quickly gaining fans with his witty and abstract similes on tracks with artists like Chief Keef and Vice Records artist Action Bronson. Riff is known for his exaggerated and satirical version of the materialistic and egocentric rap star.

The other day he posted a photo on his Twitter account with street-fighting legend and infamous mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice. We had to ask.

Fightland: I saw a photo of you hanging out with Kimbo Slice. Are you a mixed martial arts fan?
RiFF RAFF: KiMBO is my Friend ....I can't wait to see my skybox area with Lobster menu

If you were a fighter, what would your walkout song be?
I would walk out to MADONNA "Material Girl"

What makes it a good walkout song?
CUZ i fight / work / do everything for money and private jets and jewelry

What would your entrance outfit be like?
A Neon buffet of Spandex

If you had to fight someone in the cage who would it be?
"Why fight when u got diamonds in your Sight" aka why would i fight when my focus is on money & JEWELERY ?? Aka i would fight thewhole 1983 Swedish Swim Suit Olympic women's division models but with my Versace Dick tho

When does your debut solo album come out?
Last week in January most likely Jan 28

Check out these earlier installments of our "My Walkout Song" series:

Waka Flocka Flame

Swizz Beatz

Immortal Technique