Belly Laughs: ‘Tank’ vs. ‘Butterbean’ Set for Dec. 12

By Jake Rossen Sep 30, 2009
It’s not often that big fights come together while both men are still in their physical prime. Thankfully, the Alabama-based Thunder Promotions has acted with urgency and booked "Tank" Abbott vs. Eric “Butterbean” Esch before either man loses a step.

The two will meet during an event Dec. 12 in Birmingham, Ala. -- the same night as UFC 107, which features a comparatively meaningless bout between B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez. (Something about a title.) More riveting is the notice that rapper DMX will be competing on the undercard. Considering he’s sold upwards of 30 million albums and has no public tax problems to speak of, the idea he would play second fiddle to 600 lbs. of adipose tissue is a highly suspect proposition.

Emails to DMX’s representatives were not immediately returned. And probably never will be.

Update: Felix Martinez of Thunder Promotions informed that DMX would be boxing. Try not to crash on your way to Birmingham.
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