UFC Officials Overturn “Bone-Thugs” Ban, Fighter Gets His Walk-Out Back

Officials had decided to ban UFC flyweight John Moraga's "Bone Thugs" entrance music.

Las Vegas, Nev. suffered a tragedy late Sunday night, when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of music fans. Following the tragedy, UFC flyweight John Moraga revealed that he was no longer permitted to walk out to Bone-Thugs-In-Harmony’s “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” song for UFC 216. The song discusses gun violence and includes the sound of gunfire within the track. Moraga has walked out to the song for his last nine fights.

After Moraga revealed that he was no longer allowed to walk out to the single for UFC 216, fans took to social media to ask the UFC fighter why the decision was made. Moraga confirmed that the Las Vegas mass shooting was the reason for the song being pulled.

Taking to Twitter, Moraga stated:

“They’re making me pick a new walkout song. I’ve had this song for the last 9 fights. It gets me in the zone and ready for war. This is bs.”

The fighter later revealed the reason for the song being pulled by stating:

“@fightfanjunkie @Aaronjamesgee the recent shooting.”

The story eventually made its way to the ears of Krazyie Bone, a member of Bone-Thugs-In-Harmony. Taking to social media, Krazyie Bone offered his support to the fighter.

“Don’t worry bro you’ll still win! It’s all love from #bonethugs”

However, it would appear that the UFC is now going to permit John Moraga the ability to walk out to the “Bone Thugs” track.

Taking to Twitter, John Moraga revealed the news.

“All is good… I get to walk out to my song. Thanks for the help @hdeanUFC”

John Moraga will be taking on Magomed Bibulatov this Saturday, Oct. 7. The two will throw down inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. for UFC 216. The night’s pay-per-view main event will feature an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee.