WWE/MMA News: Shawn Michaels praises UFC fighter for using the Sweet Chin Music during a fight
A Sweet Chin Music-inspired weekend in the world of MMA.
What’s the story?
Earlier this week, WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, 'The Heart Break Kid' Shawn Michaels took to his official Twitter handle in order to praise UFC fighter James Vick, for using Michaels’s Sweet Chin Music finisher during UFC Fight Night 126.
In case you didn’t know…
James Vick is a professional MMA fighter who is currently under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where Vick currently competes under the promotion’s Lightweight Division. Vick made his UFC debut back in 2013, at UFC Fight Night 26 where he defeated Ramsey Nijem via submission, within the first round of their fight.
Throughout his professional MMA career, James Vick has competed in a total of 14 fights, out of which he has won a total of 13, losing just 1 in the process.
The heart of the matter
During this past weekend, the MMA world somewhat paid a tribute to WWE legend Shawn Michaels when Legacy Fighting Alliance fighter Kevin Wirth and UFC Lightweight James Vick performed Michaels’s finishing manoeuver, the Sweet Chin Music, in their respective fights over the course of the weekend.
The first of the two Sweet Chin Music(s) took place at LFC 33 when Kevin Wirth blasted Isaiah Gutierrez with Michaels’s signature move. Again, two days later at UFC Fight Night 126, Lightweight star James Vick caught his opponent Francisco Trinaldo with the very same move during their bout in Austin, Texas.
Additionally, it was noted that Vick also got a response from Michaels himself, who took to social media and said that the Sweet Chin Music never looked so good and congratulated James Vick.
James Vick is currently on a four-fight winning streak in the UFC and has been slowly rising through the ranks in UFC’s 155-pound division. If “The Texecutioner” continues to perform this way, he will certainly be a fighter to watch out for in UFC’s Lightweight Division.
In my opinion, this was certainly a great show of respect from Vick and Wirth towards "The Heart Break Kid".