Not Long Out of the Clink in Maricopa County, DMX Backs Out of MMA Fight Apparently Because Promoters Wouldn't Let Him Win
You would think that after a 90-day stint as a guest of Maricopa County, rapper and, um, tough-guy DMX would have learned a thing or two for his upcoming mixed-martial-arts fight.
Seems you would be wrong.
After completing his wrist-slap of a sentence for drug possession, animal cruelty, and theft, "X" announced that he would be entering the world of cage fighting. He even scheduled a fight against MMA strong man Eric Martinez as part of the Alabama Pride MMA event in December.
DMX, at one point, even told reporters he wouldn't be training for the big fight.
"We got a phone call, you know, asking if I wanted to participate in it. Yeah, why not? I figured I could do it. I'm just going to walk in as it is... It wouldn't be fair if I trained. I can fight for real though, so it is what it is," he said.
Here's the thing -- "X" apparently wants the fight fixed.
TMZ caught wind of an addendum to the contract for the fight that says, under no circumstances, is "X" to lose.
"Event Promoter and Management agree that [DMX] is scheduled to win the Boxing Challenge," the addendum, submitted by DMX's manager Nakia Walker, says.
Someone ought to point out to "X" -- who was made famous by his perpetual dog noises in the middle of his songs -- that pussies don't typically bark.
Nonetheless, it seems that DMX backed out of the fight because promoter Vince McMahon wouldn't agree to letting him win.
Not to worry -- a replacement has been made.
Fellow rapper Coolio will be stepping in to take on Martinez on December 12, at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in Alabama.