Wiz Khalifa Gained 35 Pounds Thanks To Mixed Martial Arts

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Trending News: Wiz Khalifa Got Ripped Thanks To MMA (And He Still Smokes)

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He isn’t the twig he once was.

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Wiz Khalifa is known for his party anthems about drinking and smoking weed. But as of late, his life has been ruled by discipline.

In an interview with Bleacher Report, the once 140-pound rapper revealed that he’s put on 35 pounds since picking up mixed-martial arts. 

Wiz said he first got into MMA four years ago after his brothers started training to manage their anger. Soon, they were taking it out on him and he decided to learn how to defend himself. 

“You get your ass whooped, and you don’t want to do it no more,” he said. “That’s what it was.”

He also felt that at his age it was time to stop being so skinny.

“I was cool with being skinny before,” he said “But as a 30-year-old man, I like myself with more weight.”

Just look at him now, he’s barely recognizable.

Wiz first started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with eighth-degree red and black belt Rigan Machado. Then he started going to Unbreakable Performance, the gym owned by Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer. 

Glazer told TMZ Sports in May that Wiz is actually one of the best fighters he’s sparred with.

“I’ve been hit in the body by Chuck [Liddell] many times, Randy [Couture], Kyle Long—the biggest and baddest dudes in the planet,” Glazer said. “This is gonna sound weird, but Wiz is the only dude who has hurt me with body shots. Wiz got me in a body shot where he kept digging, and I was like, ‘I think Wiz Khalifa just freaking hurt me. You gotta be kidding me.'”

Wiz has gotten into a routine where he’s training for a few hours in the morning, grabbing a shake, eating and then heading home to — you guessed it — smoke weed. Then, he hits the studio feeling awesome.

It appears that Wiz isn’t mixing weed with his training. But if he is, he isn’t alone. There are plenty of guys who smoke before working out. 

Well, I’m proud of Wiz. It takes dedication to put on that kind of mass.

If you’re feeling like a twig and looking to get ripped, check out these workouts for skinny guys. 

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