Hasim Rahman Jr. reacts to Dana White’s dismissal as Jake Paul opponent: ‘I can’t wait to look their face when I punish this kid’
Hasim Rahman Jr. has been written off by way of quite a lot of combat pundits and even MMA’s biggest promoter, UFC president Dana White.
Rahman Jr., the son of former heavyweight boxing champ Hasim Rahman, appears to be forward to proving they all fallacious.
“I really like to look the look on folks’s faces afterward,” Rahman Jr. discussed on The MMA Hour. “Dana White’s now not the only explicit particular person. There’s a few folks I can’t wait to look their face when I punish this kid, on account of they know upper.
“Tim Bradley, Eddie Hearn, Dana White … they’re going to be like, ‘I knew it.’ Then again that’s now not you discussed. Stand on what you discussed.”
White made it appear to be he’d make a selection Kenzie Morrison, the son of former heavyweight boxing champ Tommy Morrison, over Rahman Jr. as Jake Paul’s next opponent.
When asked in regards to the Paul vs. Rahman Jr. matchup this earlier Saturday, White pointed to Morrison’s knockout win over Rahman Jr. when they fought in April.
“He merely got knocked out,” White scoffed. “Why wouldn’t you cross after the man that knocked him out? That’s now not the business I’m in. I’m in a distinct business than that. I’m inside the tough combat business.”
Rahman Jr. is a making a bet underdog inside the combat and has been written off as any other reduced opponent on which to build Paul’s record. Shaun Porter prompt FightHub.tv he wanted Rahman Jr. to win alternatively indicated the fighter’s weight restrictions and training regiment, combined with a lack of time to prepare, stacked the deck in Paul’s want.
Rahman Jr. understands his position in the case of public trust in regards to the combat.
“My ultimate combat, I admittedly took my opponent calmly,” he discussed. “I didn’t suppose Kenzie was as very good as he was. I believe if I hadn’t, we would possibly have had a distinct end result.”
Now, it’s on Rahman Jr. to show he’s now not a walkover.
“I believe the artwork that I’ve put in and the artwork that I’m putting in is larger than sufficient to get the duty carried out,” he discussed. “I don’t suppose he can have compatibility me ability for ability. His most efficient hope is that I get tired and I fatigue somehow and he lands a big punch. Then again I don’t suppose he’s going to stick standing — I’m going to place the ones paws on him, and I don’t suppose Jake’s been in this amount of pain however.
“I consider find it irresistible’s the catapult that I needed to get to a global establish.”
Rahman Jr. believes the restrictions put on him suggest that Paul and his staff are terrified of what he would possibly do and not using a cap on his weight. He accused the social media well-known particular person was boxer’s instructor of pulling a handy guide a rough one on him to get the combat and printed a strict penalty for weight overages that would possibly go away him making merely $5,000 to show up for the combat.
Once a $100-a-round sparring partner of Paul, Rahman Jr. discussed his staff is making in a position him for his 2nd to send a huge dissatisfied.
“It’s going to be a massacre on Aug. 6, and I can’t wait,” he discussed.