DMX narrates a UFC 196 promo that will give you chills

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Rapper DMX poses for a portrait shoot on August 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

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Two of the UFC’s biggest fan favorites, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, are set to finally face off this weekend at UFC 196 and the emotion between the now-heated rivals has made the bout one of the most highly anticipated in recent memory.

As such, the UFC has secured the only man that can match that intensity to narrate the show’s cold open and tell the story of McGregor vs. Diaz – Grammy nominated rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX.

Yes, DMX.

"X" has a history with the UFC. Several fighters have used his music as their walk-out songs, and it was speculated that the rapper would walk out with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 but it never came to fruition.

Luckily, things worked out this time around, as the platinum-selling artist lends his unmistakable voice to the promo that will kick off the main card and undoubtedly send everyone into hysteria before the real show gets underway.

Off trash talk alone, UFC 196 has already lived up to the hype and adding DMX to the mix just takes it to the next level.