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Vibe is reporting that rapper DMX is preparing for an MMA fight.

The rapper is set to fight in an upcoming bout in December against a member of his management team, as a part of an event being put on by Thunder Promotions in Birmingham, Alabama.

X will fight musician Eric Martinez on the undercard where former UFC fight Tank Abbott will face professional heavyweight boxer Butterbean.

Martinez is CEO of Power Moves Entertainment, a management firm, event promotions company and record label, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and currently represents the rapper.

It's unclear what kind of training DMX is undergoing to prepare himself for the upcoming match.Previous celebrity MMA combatants include Spencer Pratt and Jose Conseco, who lasted just 77 seconds in the ring.

The event goes down on December 12 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center.

I truly hope that this signals the beginning of a true golden age of celebrity fighting.  We shall regale our grandchildren with tales of Herschel Walker being pummeled by remorseless fists, of DMX punching out a studio executive in the unforgiving steel cage.  We shall sing the songs of Topher Grace having his arm snapped like a twig by a crazed DJ Qualls' expertly-applied armbar. 

The future is here, my friends, and it is crappy martial arts spectacles.