View Full Version : DMX to fight Eric Martinez in upcoming celebrity MMA matchup [lmao]

food for thought
10-02-2009, 12:52 PM
By Nolan Strong
Actor/entrepreneur Eric Martinez has come forward to discuss his involvement in an upcoming celebrity MMA match with rapper DMX.

DMX and Martinez are slated to square off in the ring November 21, during Thunder Promotionsí card headlined by a match between Butterbean vs. Tank Abbott.

"They called me and originally they wanted Busta Rhymes and DMX to fight but scheduling conflicts didnít allow that to happen," Eric Martinez told AllHipHop.com. "When they talked to my manager, I said yes. Iíve seen the stuff that says DMX is fighting his manager and its nothing like that. Our company [Powermoves Entertainment] just handled some market branding and promotion, I wasnít working directly with him. We are going to fight, itís not a hoax or a publicity stunt."

In addition running his Albuquerque, New Mexico based marketing/promotions company, Martinez is a burgeoning actor who has been featured in videos and movies starring rappers Tupac Shakur (Ghetto Heaven), Ice Cube (Ghost of Mars) and Master P. (Lockdown).

Martinezí acting career continues to blossom as he prepares for his first ever high profile boxing match.

"I live in Albuquerque New Mexico and this is known as a fighting state," Martinez told AllHipHop.com. "This known as a fighting state. [Veteran MMA trainer] Greg Jackson trains out of here, so I been around the fight game my whole life. Iíve trained in the gym. Outside of that, I keep myself in shape all the time."

Martinez said he was coming to the ring to win, despite DMXís tough guy role in raps and in hit movies like Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds and others.

"I will be ready," a confident Martinez promised. ďI canít speak for DMX. We did our photo shoot and he looks in decent shape. We are two men. All the stuff he does in the studio goes out the window. I am sure he does not want to lose either. A lot of people are asking me if Iím nervous about his street cred. We will be ready for anything."

Martinez will make an appearance during Latino Fashion Week in Chicago from November 2-8, where he will debut his new clothing line Adrian Nairda with business partner Sean Amalla.

food for thought
10-02-2009, 12:53 PM


10-02-2009, 01:14 PM
tank has gentle eyes.

10-02-2009, 03:39 PM
just noticed it says "boxing match" under dmx vs martinez..will still be good but thought was an all out fight earlier..

food for thought
10-02-2009, 03:50 PM
i just noticed that too

the article makes it sound like a MMA fight
By Nolan Strong
Actor/entrepreneur Eric Martinez has come forward to discuss his involvement in an upcoming celebrity MMA match with rapper DMX.

Suga Duga
10-02-2009, 03:51 PM
x got this...

10-02-2009, 07:54 PM

X be doing anything for that paper, but hes got my attention, this is priceless!!!

food for thought
10-02-2009, 07:56 PM
lol yea

i hope its MMA and not boxing

10-03-2009, 01:03 AM
yeh same..even so though will be good to see how he gets down as a fighter.

food for thought
10-03-2009, 04:21 AM

that busta/dmx match up would have been dope too

10-03-2009, 09:12 AM
Why didn't they get K-Solo:nonono:...lol

Main Street
10-03-2009, 02:28 PM
that Busta and X matchup woulda been ill but i think Busta would eat him up

10-03-2009, 02:53 PM
eric martinez is gonna become real aware of x's street cred if he fucks around and knocks dark man out!!!!

earls not gonna let that slide!!!!

can somebody give x some fuckin paper!!!?!??! he can still spit just give him a deal and direction!!!!

x got one of the craziest resumes outside of the booth of any emcee!!!!

suspected drug user, long records, fighter for cash!!!!

i pray for that nigga!!!!

food for thought
10-03-2009, 03:00 PM