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DMX set to make MMA debut in Alabama?

DMXIt’s currently being reported that best-selling rap artist DMX will be making his fighting debut against a man by the name of Eric Martinez.

Thunder Promotions recently announced the bout between the two, along with a headlining bout between Tank Abbott and Butterbean, for an event titled “Alabama Pride” set for December 12 from Birmingham, Alabama.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, is the fifth best-selling rapper in the history of the genre, selling over 30-million units during his time in the industry.

Little is known about his opponent Eric Martinez, but 5 Oz. has been able to confirm that he is a CEO of Powermoves Entertainment, and has done business with DMX in the past.

While this card seems to be far from official, is actively trying to confirm or deny reports of DMX’s participation in the event.

  • edub says:

    Wow. Um Im speechless…

  • danw84 says:

    Hahaha what the?

  • Rich S. says:

    Butterbean and Abbott haven’t fought yet? Wow, that’s a shock..

    As for DMX, that’s pretty cool.. Good Luck!

  • xtreme_machine says:

    i am more interested in the Tank Abbot vs Butterbean fight

    who do you guys think will win?

    I say ButterBean 1st TKO

  • Matthew says:

    Thunder promotions website claims it is only an “Exhibition Boxing Match”. Either way, movie offers must have dried up for dmx.

    Butterbean takes this in the 1st. By belly flop after tank gasses.

  • Rich S. says:

    I’d go with Tank..
    Mainly because he doesn’t have to work really hard just to move his limbs..

  • WAR TANK!!!! Dude now THIS is entertainment….technical martial arts not so much but entertainment!

    and DMX by Shank in the first.

  • bigbadjohn says:

    what a joke. X GONNA GIVE IT TO YOU

  • twyg says:

    Do you think he walks out to one of his own songs? He has to the real question is which one? Every fighter on the card should have to come out to a DMX song that should be manditory. Butterbean vs. Tank wow that is something, I don’t know what at this time but it is something.

  • slayer6 says:

    oh so DMX comes out and wants to fight first of all, but then his opponent is a former business partner? i have a feeling his little business partner is takin a fall and DMX will gain a little 15 minutes of fame and some “street cred”. haha…stick with rappin and being a thug and let MMArtists do this sport.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    dmx and rampage could have a howling competition

  • wifeinthong says:

    Fedor vs Tank abbot to maintain his number one rank then butterbean next. -Sarcasm

  • BigDave says:

    Butterbean is fighting Tank and you headline the article that DMX is fighting? Whats wrong with you?

    This is like the greatest fight of all time two guys with zero athletic ability who could drink a room full of alcoholics under the table are finally going head to head. EPIC!


  • metalmulisha says:

    Butterbean mentioned this fight with Tank a couple weeks ago after his last fight with Tom Howard (who’s 0-8), but he said DMX would be fighting Busta Rhymes on this card. Obviously that fell through and I wouldn’t be surprised if DMX doesn’t end up fighting at all.

    Anyway call it a guilty pleasure or whatever you want Tank vs Butterbean is something I want to see.

  • RoadsideGraphix says:

    Lets see…. DMX is a rapper from the ghetto, has had some addiction problems, spent some quality time in jail…. I am thinking he will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to make some money.
    Can your life get any worse at this point?

    Good Luck X

  • PsYc0tIkDrEaM says:

    I’m going with DMX by his signature move in Def jam vendetta lmao.

    putting that aside…… wow idk what to say

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    ButterBean via gastank, ironically.

  • jim7283 says:

    Checked out and they are billing it as a ‘BOXING Match’ not MMA. Also people don’t know but DMX is small without Tims on… 5’8 MAYBE 170lbs… My bet is this doesnt go down but it would be sick to see him in the octagon for real

  • Angry Mike says:

    It might be entertaining to watch a poseur rapper get busted in the mouth.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    As much as we all know how hard Tank hits, Butterbean hits way harder, and Tank isnt known for his ability to bob and weave, I take Butterbean by ko here.

  • freebirdjd says:

    Butterbean by KO. He has way more power and compared to Tank is an actual tank, cardio or ground game will not be a factor in this fight.

    As far as the DMX bout goes I would be interested for purely entertainment reasons, but it does seem a bit bogus with his opponent being a former business associate.

  • Bullylover says:

    really don’t know what to say about the dmx fight.I’ve been wanting to see butterbean fight tank for a while’s the ultimate battle of the beerbellied fighters.even though butterbean is a better technical boxer and probably has more power i’m still going to pull for tank.

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  • madheartmma says:

    Mannnn, DMX can rap en’ all…BUT… you know how much weed he smokes? I dunno, whatever, and, just for ol’ school sake,..TANK..hopefully, but whatever. THAT IS ENTERTAINMENT !! late


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