DMX Boxing Match “All In Good Fun,” Says Rep

DMX is getting back into the ring, both figuratively and literally. One week after caught up with X on the VH1 Hip Hop Honors red carpet, news broke that the Yonkers rapper will be fighting in a mixed martial arts event in Alabama.

Dubbed the Alabama Pride MMA, the match is set to take place on December 12 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. X will be squaring off against an “up-and-coming actor” named Eric Martinez, according to, in the celebrity fight portion of the night.

X’s publicist told that the MC is rejuvenated and excited about taking part in the fight. “It’s all in good fun,” she said. “Over the last six months he has been living a very healthy lifestyle, a lifestyle that consists of hitting the gym every single day and eating healthy. He looks great and he feels incredible. This is the perfect opportunity for him to show his fans it’s the return of X.”

As previously reported, X has had a troubled last couple of years. Along with repeat visits to the courthouse, he spent 90 days in an Arizona jail for drug, theft and animal cruelty charges. Since being released in May the dog has reunited with his Ruff Ryder family on Jadakiss’ “Who’s Real” remix.

He was also on hand at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors celebrating Def Jam’s 25th Anniversary last Wednesday. X performed his hit, “Party Up (Up in Here),” during the taping, bouncing around the stage like a rapper in his prime.

Tickets for X’s fight are currently on sale on –Elan Mancini

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  • anutha_level

    that’s a good look. hope the positive come back continues.

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  • BeerGangsta

    This fool is going to get knock out. Rappers talk a lot of shit on the Mic can’t fight. We will find out the truth. All this cussing on the Mic just to get paid. Fucker on Crack he can’t fight. When you loose i am going to Jug your azz out. [Laugh]

  • latino heat

    i hope he does better than Sticky Fingaz did in that MTV boxing match back in the day. Sticky’s career never recovered from that. even though his 1st album is a slept on classic.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Whatever keeps this man from seeing a D-boy is good $.

  • EmCDL

    Damn X liable to messing somebody up I’m sure of it, even if it is in good fun. But glad to see he getting back on his feet.

  • dj blendz

    “It’s all in good fun” = My boy broke,he need the money asap

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  • ty

    thats a good look.. i fuks with X.. shyt im listening to Stop Being Greedy right now