Dark Man X (DMX) – the man responsible for some of the coldest walkouts in combat sports history passed away at the age of 50 due to accidental drug overdose, which resulted in multiple organ failure. The rapper known for his songs which can hype up even a new born child, had his fair share of struggles with the devil, drugs and being spiritual. His untimely death has left his fans and the world in mourning.
Before fighters make it to the ring, they mentally prepare themselves for a war, and songs by artists like DMX provide the exact recipe to get them going and pump them up. Who can forget Mike Tyson’s ring-walk against Francois Botha, as he walked out to DMX’s – It’s dark and hell is hot Intro! And, of course the classic Anderson Silva walkout song, Ain’t no sunshine by DMX. Here is how the combat sports community reacted to the death of DMX.
‘I remember watching icons of the fight game like @MikeTyson and @ChuckLiddell walk out to his music and it gave me chills’
Anderson Silva was quick to acknowledge the death of DMX. Above is the video of him walking out to Ain’t no Sunshine by DMX at UFC 162.
UFC featherweight Cub Swanson chimed in!
Mike Perry paid tribute right after his weigh-ins!
Derek Brunson who recently beat Kevin Holland, sent his condolences with a message.
Ariel Helwani posted a video of Mike Tyson walking out to DMX, and later paid tribute on Instagram.
Rest Up DMX!