October 5, 2022

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has backed up claims by UFC president Dana White that poor ticket gross sales is the actual motive Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr was cancelled.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer and the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman Sr have been as a result of meet on August 6, nevertheless it’s now been introduced the battle has been cancelled as a result of a weight dispute.

Paul was purported to headline New York’s iconic Madison Sq. Backyard in opposition to Rahman Jr

Each males have positioned blame on one another after the occasion was scrapped however the UFC boss isn’t shopping for that the battle was cancelled as a result of Rahman’s weight points.

The co-founder of Jake’s Most Priceless Promotions is former UFC CFO (chief monetary officer) Nakisa Bidarian.

Giving his response to the battle cancellation, Dana took some thinly vailed swipes at Bidarian.

“I’m not gonna sit up right here and be pleased or gloat that their battle fell out,” White mentioned on the post-fight press convention after UFC 277.

“Each these guys I’m positive put in quite a lot of exhausting work and quite a lot of coaching to prepare for this battle, spent cash to prepare for this battle.

“However I’ll say this – simply since you have been an accountant right here, doesn’t imply you already know what the f*** goes on right here and doesn’t imply you can run a battle promotion firm.

‘The Problem Child’ and White have been publically feuding for months

‘The Drawback Baby’ and White have been publically feuding for months

The UFC boss isn’t buying the official line on Paul’s fight cancellation

The UFC boss isn’t shopping for the official line on Paul’s battle cancellation

“I feel that Jake Paul most likely must get some totally different folks round him.

“If he’s gonna keep within the sport, he must be with guys that truly actually know tips on how to placed on fights.”

Requested for this verdict on the burden dispute, Dana added: “I feel they bought below $1million in tickets and it prices $500,000 to show the f****** lights on at MSG.

White doesn’t think Paul was capable of selling out MSG

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White doesn’t assume Paul was able to promoting out MSG

Hearn backed up White by confirming Paul vs. Rahman Jr wasn’t doing well

Eddie Hearn – Instagram

Hearn backed up White by confirming Paul vs. Rahman Jr wasn’t doing effectively

“That’s what I feel.”

Hearn, who labored with Paul to make Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano earlier this 12 months, has fed into White’s principle by confirming tickets for the occasion had not been promoting.

“Effectively, he wouldn’t find out about pay-per-view buys, however tickets weren’t going nice, to be honest,” Hearn mentioned when requested about White’s principle on Instagram stay.

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