UFC 200 – Modern Gladiators is a promo worthy of a truly special occasion.
We all love a barnstorming paint by numbers hype video. You know the kind, one that blends exciting fight footage with dramatic music and builds to a crescendo that has you on the verge of reducing your surroundings to smouldering rubble or brawling with your neighbour in a shirtless mania on the front lawn.
But a steady diet of this type of promo will see you earning yourself a lengthy rap sheet.
So in order to save you legal hassle in the lead-up to UFC 200, Pundit Arena’s own Ed Balli has produced a short trailer for the event that is a little more nuanced. It focuses on the fighters as they mentally prepare themselves in those quiet lonely moments before battle. It’s atmospheric, highlighting the magnitude and romance of the event, as well as the fleeting nature of life’s most glorious moments. It’s the type of promo that will have the hairs standing on the back of your neck and a subtle hint of a tear in your eye.
So, check it out.