NF wins vote to be new walkout music for UFC fighter

In front of 45,000 people at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, UFC fighter Nate Marquardt will enter the octagon to NF's song "Oh Lord".

Marquardt knocked out his last opponent after walking out to Trip Lee's "Lazarus" featuring Thi'sl.

Last week, Marquardt let fans vote on Rapzilla for his walkout music in UFC 198, which will air Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1. He nominated "Oh Lord", Tony Tillman's "Lord Have Mercy" featuring Derek Minor and B. Cooper, RMG's "Grain in the Sand" and Obie Obien's Portuguese version of "Your Love Never Fails".

While sports anthems tend to be pump-up music (Andy Mineo's uptempo "You Can't Stop Me" won best walk-up song in the MLB in 2015), Marquardt opted for heartfelt.

"Oh Lord", track No. 7 on NF's new album Therapy Session, begins as follows:

When I die, put my ashes in the trash bag /
I don't care where they go /
Don't waste your money on my gravestone /
I'm more concerned about my soul

It's safe to say this will likely be the deepest song those 45,000 fans hear at UFC 198.

About the Author
David Daniels is a columnist at He has been published at Bleacher Report, The Washington Times, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, HipHopDX, Global Grind and Sphere of Hip Hop.

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