UFC middleweight explains Diddy walk out track was chosen out of ‘spite’

In the spotlight of UFC Vegas 90’s main event, Chris Curtis exhibited unparalleled determination and grit against Brendan Allen. He ended up captivating audiences for a full 25 minutes.

But it wasn’t his performance inside the octagon that stirred up chatter within the MMA community, but rather his choice of walkout song.

In the moments leading up to his split decision loss to Allen, Curtis made his way to the cage accompanied by Sean “Diddy” Combs’ track titled “Bad Boy For Life.”

While the event was unfolding at the UFC APEX, viewers couldn’t help but raise eyebrows at the song choice. This is due to Combs’ recent entanglement in an investigation involving allegations of sexual assault and sex trafficking. Authorities had raided Combs’ residences in Miami and Los Angeles just the month prior.

Following the bout, Curtis took to Twitter to address the curiosity surrounding his walkout music. He candidly shared his reasoning, stating: “I’m getting some weird looks so I’ll explain the walkout for you guys before I go to bed. Last night at dinner, I got a call saying my walkout song (The Rumbling by Stim) wasn’t approved by the execs.”

“I was low-key kinda pissed, so I went with Diddy thinking, ‘There is no way they’ll approve this then…,’ but I’m petty and a smart a*s. Jokes on me, they definitely approved it so we just went with it. Diddy is terrible, but it was kinda hilarious. I’ll do better in the future.”

Despite his best efforts against Allen, Curtis found himself on the wrong end of the judges’ scorecards. Additionally, there were indications of a possible torn hamstring in the final moments of the match, adding physical adversity to his challenges.

Curtis thinks that despite his best effort, he lost out on several possibilities to win the match.

He said: “Watched it back 4 times now. This one is going to sting for a while. Not mad at Brendan. He didn’t score the fight. But yeah… that was a huge opportunity. I made mistakes, but I thought I did enough. This one hurts.”