Jake Paul’s enterprise companion and co-promoter at Most Invaluable Promotions Nakasa Bidarian has responded to UFC President Dana White’s response to Paul’s cancellation of his scheduled battle with Hashim Rahman Jr.
Your entire card scheduled for this Saturday at Madison Sq. Backyard was scratched after Rahman had weight-cutting points and could not make the contracted weight restrict of 200 kilos — which was later modified to 205 kilos final Friday, in line with a press release from MVP, after which confirmed by Paul.
The cancellation got here halfway by way of Saturday’s UFC 277 occasion in Dallas. In a post-fight press convention, White believed the scratched card had much less to do with Rahman’s weight lower and extra to do with low ticket gross sales — taking a shot at Naquisa Bidarian, who beforehand served as chief monetary officer. UFC.
“I am not going to take a seat right here and be completely happy or completely happy that their battle is over,” White mentioned. “I am certain each of those guys put in quite a lot of arduous work and quite a lot of coaching to prepare for this battle, spent cash to prepare for this battle.
“I’ll say this, simply since you’re an accountant right here doesn’t suggest you do not know what is going on on right here. That does not imply you possibly can run a battle promotion firm.
“I feel Jake Paul in all probability must get some totally different individuals round him. If he’ll keep within the recreation, he must be round guys who actually know the way to battle.”
On Tuesday, Bidarian took to social media to launch a brief video of his response to the cancellation and what he believes are faux tales being made.
“It had nothing to do with ticket gross sales,” Bidarian mentioned on his Instagram story. “We have already offered extra tickets, extra gates than Ryan Garcia at Staples Middle. We have been top-10 in gates at MSG since 2005.
“Jake Paul was taking up a giant problem. All of his fights are round 188 to 191 kilos, and all of his opponents — outdoors of Nate Robinson — are one to 2 kilos roughly than him. That is all.”
No matter how White or anybody else feels about Paul’s entry into the game of boxing, Paul held three title fights in 2021, together with a win over former UFC champ Tyron Woodley and a knockout win over the previous. UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
Bidarian ended his video with excessive reward for Paul and a sarcastic shot at White.
“They’ll attempt to change the story and attempt to destroy what this younger man did,” Bidarian defined. “I am happy with him. He’s his personal boss. He’s his personal promoter and I’m simply an accountant. What is going on on?”