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According to Curtis Jackson, better known as "50 Cent" in the music/rap industry, be careful who you run your mouth to next time because they could be a skilled mixed martial artist (MMA) fighter who doesn't necessarily fit the 'traditional fighter' mold.
"I think they (MMA and boxing) can (co-exist). And it surprises me the people that are actually involved in mixed martial arts. The disciplines involved in MMA allow parents to take their kids when they are very small. You see people that you'd be surprised that have actually acquired those skills at the real early stage of their lives. Then they add different boxing to it, and different wrestling formats and they get in there and they put it on. But, those guys don't look like the traditional fighter. That's the guy on the train that you say the wrong thing to, and find out you shouldn't be talking."
-- Rapper-turned boxing promoter and all around avid fight fan, Curtis Jackson -- better known as "50 Cent" -- tells MMA H.E.A.T the next time you decide to puff your chest out and run your mouth to an unassuming individual, make sure he isn't a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Jackson, who will be representing undefeated boxing sensation Yuriokis Gamboa as he takes on Michael Farenas in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 8, 2012, on the Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 fight card, says though MMA stars don't look like the "traditional fighter," they can quickly shut your mouth with the skills they've acquired since they were kids. The flamboyant rapper, who is often seen supporting boxing great Floyd Mayweather at all his fights, says he is one of many that believes boxing and MMA can co-exist, despite past differences amongst both sports top promoters. How about it Maniacs, which current MMA fighter, in your eyes, doesn't fit the "traditional fighter" look but will quickly turn your lights out if spoken to out of line?