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Midnight Mania! Snoop Dogg posts his ‘first fight’ online

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Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., commonly known as Snoop Dogg, enjoys watching organized fighting, including MMA. He is a longtime weed-smoking friend of Nick Diaz, and even commentated Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender series show as part of the “Snoopcast” alongside former WEC champion Urijah Faber. He took a good deal of heat from professional fighters for that commentary, which was perceived by a number of fighters as disrespectful. What really ticked off a number of fighters, though, most notably Matt Brown, was a video he posted mocking Conor McGregor after Mayweather knocked him out.

The 49-year-old rapper is putting his hands where his mouth is, getting in the gym and training his boxing. While he doesn’t look great, exactly, he certainly looks better than a lot of 49-year-old strapping on gloves for the first times. He clearly has some understanding of boxing and is throwing his punches in combination, moving his head away from return punches. I’m not about to disparage anyone for going out there and actually training.

He probably shouldn’t take Matt Brown’s challenge at any time though, now or six months from now.


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