Jake Paul declined $30MILLION to fight ex-UFC champion Vitor Belfort, claims rival Hasim Rahman Jr | The Sun
HASIM RAHMAN JR claimed Jake Paul turned down an offer of $30MILLION to face Vitor Belfort.
Belfort in September 2021 shamefully beat up 59-year-old Evander Holyfield in one round of their farcical fight.
And afterwards, the ex-UFC champion and now-defunct boxing promotion Triller claimed to have $30m ready for Paul.
And Rahman – who saw a bout with the YouTuber-turned boxer cancelled himself – claimed the £26m offer was not accepted.
He told The Schmo: “It is more-so about proving a point of why fake Paul was scared.
“He don’t want to fight Vitor — he declined that. They put $30million on the table for them to fight and he didn’t want to take that.
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“And then now he didn’t want to fight me. So, these two guys that Jake Paul is obviously ducking and obviously scared of, now we going to fight.
"I don't think any way the fight goes, I don’t think Jake is going to be in a hurry to get in the ring with either one of us.”
Rahman, 31, signed to replace Tommy Fury, 23, in August after the ex-Love Islander suffered a US visa issue.
But the heavyweight was unable to make the contracted 200lb weight and later saw it change to 205lb.
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Then Paul, 25, claimed Rahman refused to fight any lower than 215lb, causing the Madison Square Garden headliner to be axed.
The American is now set to face UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in Arizona on October 29.
Meanwhile, Rahman returns in November against Belfort, topping a MisFits boxing card, headed up by Paul's rival KSI.
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