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Did The UFC Rip-Off Charlie Clouser And The Saw Theme “Hello Zepp”?

An interesting question has been posed over at MMABoom: Does the new UFC opening theme song blatantly rip off Charlie Clouser‘s “Hello Zepp” theme from Saw, which has become the franchise’s most identifiable musical cue. The thread originally began on Sherdog and, when put side to side, there’s a lot of solid ground to stand on if you believe that the two are eerily similar. Give it a listen below to weigh in with your thoughts.



  • WolfQueen

    Yes, extremely similar.

  • OldAsMyers

    I absolutely love Saw and would jump on any post to defend it if I felt it was being blantly ripped off in any way. That being said, yes they are similar, but I feel UFC was more INSPIRED by it than it being a ripoff. Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines had more in common with Marvin Gaye’s Gotta Get Up in my opinion.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Oh yeah, definitely. No question about it.

  • oneofthosedeadfckers

    I’d say it’s very inspired by it. The UFC theme is in a different key (which is very apparent when the orchestral parts come in).

  • BirnamWood

    I can hear the similarities, but it also sounds like it was inspired by the repetitive Zimmer-fart (i.e. BROOOOOOMP), which every damn thing is using nowadays.

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