EXCLUSIVE: MMA Fighter Challenges Chris Brown
Mixed Martial Artist Din Thomas knocked Gabe Lemley out on Saturday night and then offered his fighting services to Rihanna as well. Thomas fought on the under card of March Badness, a PPV fight that featured Roy Jones, Jr. in Pensacola, Florida. After his victory over Lemley, Thomas called out Chris Brown. "It's not cool to put your hands on a woman," Thomas said from the ring. "So Rhianna, if you want someone to kick his a**, holler at me." Thomas, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, knocked out his opponent with a vicious knee to the face. The Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor is a featherweight that weighs about 145 when he is actively training.
He is also renown for his knockout power and his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
In an exclusive interview, Thomas went into further detail, while acknowledging his offer to Rihanna still stands. Im not a bully, Thomas explained to AllHipHop.com exclusively. Anytime you try to take advantage of a person, whether its a girl or a kid its just plain wrong. Its generally called a mat bully [in MMA]. And in my place, it gets dealt with. They say we dont know what happened, but she didnt go in the car with two black eyes and bite marks. There should be no point where you have to beat a girl like that. I dont like to see bullies take advantage of people.
In related news, R&B singer/actor Tyrese has revealed that Chris Brown is experiencing stress from the pressures surrounding the Rihanna case.
"Although he appears to be really strong through all of this, it's really taking a toll on his spirit," Tyrese stated in an interview with People.com on Sunday. "People like me and Puff [Diddy], we're just trying to show him love and keep his spirits up while he's going through all of the heat, and there are a lot people doing the same for Rihanna."
Brown faces arraignment on April 6 on felony assault charges and making criminal threats from an alleged attack against Rihanna on February 8.
"It's really hard for him to focus right now on his music, even though he really wants to," Gibson continued. "At the end of the day, I'm not trying to justify it because wrong is wrong, but unfortunately, us as entertainers, we have to grow up onstage with a lot of people looking at us."