News: DMX Headed To The Ring, Rapper Billed To Fight In "Alabama Pride" MMA Event

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009 5:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Ruff Ryders leader DMX has been billed to fight in mixed martial arts match-up later this year which will pit the former Def Jam artist against Eric Martinez.

According to reports released today (September 29), the one-night fight will take place this December.

Thunder Promotions recently announced that Alabama Pride: Butterbean vs. Tank Abbott is set to take place on December 12 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Headlining the even is a heavyweight match-up between Butterbean and Tank Abbott. Thunder Promotions also announced a celebrity fight between rapper DMX and musician Eric Martinez. (MMA Waves)

X will be facing off against undefeated fighter Martinez.

The rapper will make his MMA debut at Alabama Pride from the fine people who brought congenital amputee, Kyle Bradley's, first MMA fight. DMX will fight Eric Martinez (1-0). The event is scheduled for December 12th in Birmingham, Alabama. (The Rumble)

Despite the rapper's drug problems in the past, there will reportedly be no health tests adminstered prior to the match.

Nothing screams freak show fights like a celebrity bout. DMX, the rapper who once was a part of Ruff Ryders, has become better known for his run-ins with the law than his musical talents. Cocaine and marijuana possession, theft, animal cruelty, criminal weapon possession, DUI, parole violations and giving a false name at a hospital are all part of his past. The good news for DMX is that MMA is not regulated in Alabama, which is why freak show fights like this can happen. Drug testing is usually under the control of the state regulatory commissions, so DMX will most likely not have to take a drug test. (Yahoo Sports)

Recent reports said Kanye West was be considered to wrestle in the WWE for $10 million, accounts which were later denied.

"I even saw on the 'net that it was alleged that WWE had offered Kanye '$10M' to step in the ring and wrestle," WWE announcer Jim Ross wrote in his blog earlier this month, "which is so outlandish and ridiculous that it's insane." (Headline Planet)

Check out a recent Swizz Beatz interview where he is speaking on DMX's rap comeback below:

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