DILLON DANIS has claimed that Jake Paul tried and failed to pay Hasim Rahman Jr to take a dive before their fight was scrapped.
Paul was due to face Rahman at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden next weekend.
Jake Paul’s fight this weekend has been called off[/caption]
Ex-Bellator star Dillon Danis claims he tried to pay his opponent to take a dive[/caption]
But following a weight disagreement between the two, the entire pay-per-view event was axed.
Rahman has since spoken out to suggest they offered his uncle – unbeaten cruiserweight Muhsin Cason – as a backup alternative.
However, former Bellator MMA star Danis has sensationally claimed that there is a much more sinister reason the fight has been scrapped.
Confirming the fight, and the rest of the PPV was off, Paul tweeted: “First Tommy Fumbled and now Hasim Rahman Crumbled.
“These boxers are the most difficult people to work with and continually lack professionalism and confidence to fight me.
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“I apologize to all of the other fighters on the card, our partners, our team and the fans.”
But Danis responded to the Problem Child’s tweet with: “I heard from inside the camp of Jake Paul that his manager and team tried to pay Hasim Rahman to take a dive but they rejected it.
“So then Jake Paul’s team made up a excuse to pull out of the fight.”
Rahman signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb.
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That was despite him being 16 stone in his last fight in April.
And he also had to comply with a strict rehydration limit when weighing in the next day.
Due to Rahman’s heavy weight cut, the New York State Athletic Commission wanted to track his progress.
Paul said with only a week out, the NYSAC changed the fight weight to 205lb.
But once Rahman allegedly demanded to come in at 215lb, the bout was soon called off.