Jimmie Rivera claims that Chad Mendes turned a combat with him down for some of their Bare-Knuckle FC (BKFC) debuts.
Rivera was precocious interviewed connected Just Scrap Radio and discussed his caller task into bare-knuckle boxing. Specifically, Rivera was asked astir a imaginable scrap with chap erstwhile UFC prima Chad Mendes, who besides precocious signed with BKFC.
He revealed that helium was really expected to beryllium Mendes’ debut hostile successful BKFC, however, helium heard Mendes turned the combat down.
“Only if helium accepts it, I was told helium didn’t privation it,” Rivera said. “I was expected to beryllium his debut fight, arsenic acold arsenic I was told by my absorption and helium turned down the fight. I can’t blasted him, I wouldn’t privation to combat Jimmie Rivera either, that is what I was told.
“Will it happen? I can’t truly archer you. If I was Chad Mendes coming disconnected a large knockout, I’d beryllium looking for the belt, the victor of this combat oregon helium gets 1 much and past fights for the belt.”
Mendes signed with BKFC backmost successful August of past year, making his in-ring debut this past February, defeating Joshuah Alvarez via TKO. As for Rivera, he opted to motion with BKFC aft his declaration with the UFC expired successful August of past year.
Rivera is scheduled to marque his promotional debut against Howard Davis tonight, June 24, astatine BKFC 26. The lawsuit volition beryllium disposable to watch connected the BKFC app.
What bash you marque of Jimmie Rivera claiming Mendes turned him down for their BKFC debuts? Who are you picking successful the imaginable bare-knuckle fight? Sound disconnected successful the comments section!