Hasim Rahman Jr. must make a significant weight reduction to compete against Jake Paul at the 200-pound limit, but he appears to be in excellent condition just over a week before the bout.
Rahman’s most recent bout, a stoppage loss to Tommy Morrison, saw him hit the scales at 224 pounds, whereas Paul has often fought at or under the cruiserweight limit of 190 pounds.
. After August 6, the heavyweight warned Paul that he will leave the ring and join his brother Logan in WWE.
The main event of UFC 279 will feature Nate Diaz versus Khamzat Chimaev on September 10 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After his contract with the UFC expires, there have been speculations that Diaz is interested in taking on boxer-turned-YouTuber Jake Paul
. In a one-on-one conversation with Diaz, UFC president Dana White claims Diaz told him he would never fight Paul and called the idea “dumb
Leon Edwards believes Nate Diaz, the UFC lightweight champion, ought to have faced a seasoned wrestler rather than a rising star like Khamzat Chimaev.
Dana White, the president of the UFC, justified the selection by claiming that Diaz had requested to face Francis Ngannou, Israel Adesanya, and Kamaru Usman.
Critics of the pairing, according to White, are “out there yapping” and haven’t dealt with the Diaz brothers
White: After much back and forth and everyone voicing their opinions. White said he is thrilled about the thought of facing Yan, despite the fight being a significant jump from 13 to 1.
Boxing fans are upset over the pay-per-view cost of Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. Fans will pay $59.99 to watch the battle, the same amount as Paul’s two prior contests with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.