Video: Singer apologizes to Tito Ortiz during truly awful performance of Star-Spangled Banner at Freedom Fight Night 3


It is not known if Enrico Palazzo was present at Friday’s Freedom Fight Night in Arizona. However, the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by whoever it was left much to be desired.

In arguably the cringiest performance of the national anthem since Roseanne Barr took the mound at a San Diego Padres game in 1990, a singer at an event hosted by former UFC champion Tito Ortiz ended up apologizing after he tried and failed to make it through the song.

Harrison Rogers (entrepreneur) founded the promotion. He describes himself as a “lifelong MMA fan” and says that he supports America’s freedoms. Ortiz, Frank Mir and Frank Mir are also featured.

The singer’s attempt to sing the Star-Spangled Banner was a disaster. He began to miss words and Ortiz had to apologise at the cageside. He then managed to miss nearly every note he tried to hit during the performance.

The singer stopped singing at one point after he had missed a few lines. As he tried to finish the song, a confused crowd watched.

The singer apologized after the song ended.

The card itself boasted teams coached by a pair of local legends in Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and ex-UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. Chances are either one of them could have probably done a better job singing the National Anthem.