DMX Replaced by Coolio in MMA Match

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By: jkennedy / November 9, 2009

DMX has been replaced by rapper Coolio after organizers behind a celebrity-boxing match chose not to fix the bout so X could win, TMZ reports.

The rapper signed up for the mixed martial arts bout sponsored by Thunder Promotions soon after being released from prison in May. He was scheduled to fight Power Moves Entertainment CEO Eric Martinez. But X’s management reportedly had a few demands for Thunder. X’s manager Nakia Walker wrote a letter to the company asking, “Event Promoter and Management agree that [DMX] is scheduled to win Boxing Challenge.”

Thunder didn’t quite agree and have filed a suit against X for breach of contract.

Coolio is scheduled to fight in Alabama next month. -Linda Hobbs