Dana White has suggested that Jake Paul cancelled the Hasim Rahman Jr fight as he hadn’t been able to sell enough tickets.
Paul revealed overnight that his first with Hasim Rahman Jr, which was supposed to take place next Saturday, had been formally CANCELLED.
He claims that Rahman Jr insisted on fighting at 215lbs, with the agreement being 200lbs. Paul’s team were, obviously, unwilling to bow to his demands.
As a result, not only Paul vs Rahman Jr, but the entire card has been cancelled. UFC chief Dana White has cheekily suggested that it’s all Paul’s fault.
Quoted by the Mirror, White rubbished Paul’s explanation and suggested that the cancellation is merely a consequence of low ticket sales.
“I think they sold under $1million in tickets and it costs $500,000 to turn the f***ing lights on at MSG.”
“That’s what I think. Not to mention hotel rooms in New York and transportation is very expensive.”
Considering Paul and White’s long, bitter, public feud, it’s no surprise that White is making comments of this nature after the card was cancelled.
Paul would no doubt continue staging the card even if he were to make a loss, merely to retain some sort of credibility. This is all on Rahman Jr.