Wiz Khalifa Says MMA Would Need to Pay Him 'A Whole Bunch of Money' to Fight

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2018

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 25: Wiz Khalifa performs during Lollapalooza Sao Paulo 2018 at the Interlagos racetrack on March 25, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images) *** Local caption ** Wiz Khalifa
Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Wiz Khalifa has some impressive fighting skills, but it appears the musician has decided he'd rather stick to rapping than take an MMA bout unless "a whole bunch of money" is put on the table.

Sports writer and MMA trainer Jay Glazer, who founded the Unbreakable Performance gym where Khalifa trains, recently told TMZ Sports the rapper could be a professional fighter if he wanted to.

Speaking to the same outlet [contains NSFW language], Khalifa agreed but isn't eager to step into the Octagon in a professional capacity.

"I could [go pro]," he said. "I like rapping better. I wouldn't be a professional fighter, I'd just fight, know what I'm saying?"

Asked if he would consider competing in the UFC or Bellator, he said: "I like Bellator, I like the organisation. They're super cool and their fights are fun to watch, but like, you got to pay me a whole bunch of money to get me to fight, man."

"I train with the best, all my trainers show me all the best s--t, all the fighters show me hella love, so that s--t's fun, man," he added.

Asked if there are any celebrities he would like to spar with, he replied: "All of 'em."

Khalifa has shared a look at his training on Twitter [contains NSFW language]:

The 30-year-old, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, has been practising for around a year and has trained with the likes of UFC stars Cat Zingano, Luke Rockhold and Chuck Liddell. UFC strawweight Felice Herrig also called him out last July.

Khalifa has no plans to turn his hobby into a profession, though—unless anyone is prepared to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Related

    Report: Gustafsson Out of UFC 227

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Report: Gustafsson Out of UFC 227

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    Struve Shares Graphic Image of Gaping Cut from UFC Hamburg

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Struve Shares Graphic Image of Gaping Cut from UFC Hamburg

    MMA Fighting
    via MMA Fighting

    Shogun Falls to Smith in UFC Hamburg Main Event

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Shogun Falls to Smith in UFC Hamburg Main Event

    Gianni Verschueren
    via Bleacher Report

    One of the Most Lopsided Beatings in UFC History

    MMA logo
    MMA

    One of the Most Lopsided Beatings in UFC History

    Steven Rondina
    via Bleacher Report