He may have lost inside the octagon, but Marc Diakiese was still the biggest winner at UFC 219 in the eyes of many fans.
That’s because the British fighter walked into the arena backed by a genius choice of music: Man’s Not Hot.
Wait no longer. Mans not hot pic.twitter.com/fY4QDoYmeU
— Michael Rutledge (@RutledgeMj) December 31, 2017
Diakiese was taking on fellow lightweight Dan Hooker on the final UFC card of 2017 – one that fans had not been overly excited about.
But the watching public sat up and paid attention when he made his entrance.
DIAKIESE WALKED OUT TO MANS NOT HOT THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING I LOVE THIS CARD NOW #UFC219
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) December 31, 2017
— ZΔЯЯΔ (@jz3___) December 31, 2017
— Ben Carter (@benc777) December 31, 2017
The song was a surprise hit this year for Big Shaq, aka British comedian Michael Dapaah.
And for some, using the spoof track was enough to secure all-time-great status for Diakiese, who was looking to bounce back after suffering his first defeat, against Drakkar Klose, last time out.
— Steven Sword (@DragonkinSverd) December 31, 2017
Was Diakiese using Man’s not hot, the greatest walkout of all time? @SevereMMAPod
— Frog! (@WallyFrogmore) December 31, 2017
For a lot of fans, though, that was the highlight of the fight.
Crowd booing as fighters are feinting but not throwing much
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 31, 2017
Round's not hot.
— Eric Jackman (@NewYorkRic) December 31, 2017
And ultimately it did not end well for Diakiese, who slipped to his second consecutive loss.