Jake Paul’s Business Partner Says Fight Cancellation Had Nothing To Do With Ticket Sales

The cancellation of Paul vs. Rahman Jr. wasn't due to bad ticket sales

(via @jakepaul - Instagram)

Jake Paul‘s business partner claps back at Dana White‘s claims.

Paul vs. Rahman Jr. was supposed to go down this weekend, but unfortunately, the fight was canceled last week due to Rahman Jr. allegedly having weight-cutting issues.

Dana White chimes in

When the UFC president got wind of the cancellation during a media scrum last week, Dana White had his own theory.

“I’m not going to sit up here and be happy or gloat that their fight fell out,” White said. “Both those guys, I’m sure, put in a lot of hard work and a lot of training to get ready for this fight, spent money to get ready for this fight. I will say this, just because you were an accountant here doesn’t mean you know what the fu*k goes on here. It doesn’t mean you can run a fight promotion company. I think that Jake Paul probably needs to get some different people around him. If he’s going to stay in the sport, he needs to be with guys that really know how to put on fights.”

White was talking about Paul’s business partner and co-promoter at Most Valuable Promotions, Nakisa Bidarian, who previously worked for the UFC.

Jake Paul’s business partner claps back

On Tuesday, Bidarian took to his Instagram story to respond to White and everyone else who thought bad ticket sales had anything to do with the cancellation.

“It had zero to do with ticket sales. We already sold more tickets, more gate than Ryan Garcia just did at Staples Center. We were going to be top-10 in gates since 2005 at MSG,” Bidarian said “Jake Paul was taking a big challenge. All of his fights have been from about 188 to 191 pounds, and all of his opponents — outside Nate Robinson — have been plus or minus one to two pounds of him. That’s all it is.”

“They can try and change the narrative; they can try to destroy what this young man has done. I’m proud of him. He’s his own boss. He’s his own promoter, and I’m just an accountant. What’s up?” h/t MMAFighting

There has been no news on whether Paul will reschedule the fight or move on to another opponent.

Published on August 2, 2022 at 3:40 pm
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