UFC featherweight Bryce Mitchell is enjoying his time away from the octagon, and showing off his creative side with a debut rap single.

It’s been a while since Mitchell competed in the Octagon, and it’ll be a two-year layoff by the time he’s scheduled to fight Edson Barboza on March 5. He’s undefeated in his professional MMA career at 14-0 and garnered the attention of the UFC brass during The Ultimate Fighter: 27.

But Mitchell has apparently been focusing on other aspects and hobbies during his downtime away from the octagon. He’s slated to release his debut rap mixtape, entitled “Pasture Fire”, on Wednesday.

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Mitchell released a sneak peek of the album with a single called “Darkansas”. You can check out the track below.

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Mitchell isn’t the only UFC fighter that has dove into the world of Hip-Hop. Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has gotten into the music business, including his single “Let’s Go Big” released just before his boxing debut against Jake Paul.

Mitchell is also joined by Brian Kelleher and Andre Fili as UFC fighters who have started a side gig rapping and making music.

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Mitchell shouts out former UFC champion Conor McGregor during the single, and also tells the story of his hometown in Cabot, Arkansas.

The Mitchell vs. Barboza fight is a very important fight for the featherweight division. Barboza is coming off of his most recent loss to Giga Chikadze earlier this year and is looking to get back in the title picture. Mitchell is looking to remain undefeated and move up the featherweight rankings.

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In the meantime, looks like Mitchell has quite a side gig to keep him occupied as he gets ready to make his eventual return to the octagon in the spring.

What are your thoughts on Bryce Mitchell’s debut rap song?

Curtis Calhoun is a Combat Sports Contributor based in Seattle, Washington. After a longtime dream of becoming a sports journalist, he was able to accomplish his goals upon graduating from Washington State University in 2016.