Hasim Rahman Jr. reacts to Jake Paul combat cancellation: ‘How’s the fight off on me once they cancelled the e… - MMA combating

Hasim Rahman Jr. has given his first response to his scheduled combat with Jake Paul being cancelled.

On Saturday, Paul's administration team Most Valuabale Promotions released an announcement alleging that Rahman was no longer going to be capable of make the gotten smaller weight for the bout, and that Rahman's assurances to do so "have been no longer made in respectable faith."

Hours later, Rahman took to social media to respond to the bout — and the entire adventure that became set for subsequent Saturday at Madison square garden — being referred to as off.

"Why am I weighing in two and three weeks earlier than the combat? I didn't even get an opportunity to hit the scale on Aug. 5 just like the contract said. How the battle off on me once they cancelled the adventure," Rahman requested boxing reporter Dan Rafael on Twitter.

Paul's promotional enterprise Most advantageous Promotions observed of their commentary that the bout turned into at the beginning agreed upon at 200 kilos and that prior this week, the new york State Athletic commission declared the combat needed to be sanctioned at 205 pounds had misplaced "under one pound" seeing that a primary weigh-in prior this month the place Rahman was 216 kilos.

MVP additionally alleges that Rahman's camp indicated that he "planned to weigh 215 kilos of the fight — a sentiment echoed by using Paul in a social media video — which was the closing straw in pulling the plug.

MMA fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander k. Lee react to the cancellation, which you can take a look at below, and on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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