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George Zimmerman Fight

Cancelled

Promoter Gets Cold Feet

2/8/2014 1:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0208-george-zimmerman-dmx-tmzGeorge Zimmerman will not be going toe-to-toe with DMX in a celebrity boxing event ... and the promoter says it's because his conscience finally kicked in.

The promoter for the event took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to officially cancel the event ... and said he finally realized there's "more to life then money."

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The promoter adds, "Just looked at my son and daughter today wow I'm so lucky those people must be in so much pain ... all you people are right."

Unclear exactly what he meant by "those people" ... but probably a poor choice of words.

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76.

AllieHughes    

Just on CNN, George is being deported back to Mexico . Wow! Perfect timing because he was afraid of DMX anyway . Oh well, pack your suitcase and go home.

71 days ago
77.

renaxo    

"those people" =people with enough common sense to know that this was a poor idea

71 days ago
78.

KnuckleDragger    

It's "than money", not "then money"! Must be the weekend...when the failed community college interns get a shot at getting a job.
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Pay attention; that gets you the job!

71 days ago
79.

d    

"then" should be "than"

71 days ago
80.

Greg    

DMX is a midget. I'm sure they can find a non crack addict to fight Zimmerman. It would have been a joke!

71 days ago
81.

ElBee    

Pretty sure "those people" was referring to all the people who voiced outrage. But obviously the media sadly including you tmz like to create and fuel racial tension. Ie Harriet tubman. It was just the style of the artist. Black folk art could be considered caricatures too. Or what it really was, contemporary art. Look at marc Chagall. If you always cry wolf with racism it dilutes the real racism like the murder of trayvon martin or Oscar grant.

71 days ago
82.

fa real tho    

it was a riot in the making. that would have been like sending zimmerman to jail and sticking him in general population and giving everyone a free pass. that would have been his last night alive

71 days ago
83.

gtlilone    

I really wanted to see it

71 days ago
84.

jenlolo    

Can someone just punch this guy in his face and nuts ?? He us just a waste of space to away killer

71 days ago
85.

News Flash     

Zimmerica the beautiful...from sea to shinning seaaaaaaa. Zimmerica!

71 days ago
86.

Cat    

Why does Zimmerman even count as a celebrity? I thought he is serving time for tax fraud or beating up his girlfriend or something other than killing a boy???!?!

71 days ago
87.

You Wish    

That's too bad. I was looking forward to him getting his ASS kicked.

71 days ago
88.

Shaquille O'Neal     

DMX is a fool. Waste of space.

71 days ago
89.

who cares    

I am going to take a guess and say there was no one willing to offer insurance, because any place rented out their facility would require the promoter have insurance. And even if someone would write the policy it would be to expensive because of the likely hood for great bodily injury or death. Also the amount of security required would be very expensive... What ever it is it has nothing to do with this guy all of a sudden realize it isn't about money.

71 days ago
90.

Urmomma    

This fight, I don't care that it's cancelled. Now, if he'd agreed to fight The Game and that was cancelled I might have actually she'd a few tears.

71 days ago
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