Due to his eagerness to fight, Van never stays away from weight, which means a catchweight bout probably wouldn’t be much less than a 15-pound allowance for opponents. He has the heart of a giant, but the frame of a bantamweight at his heaviest.
“I’m only walking around at 135, but what can I do?” Van asked. “I wanted this fight more than anything, so I was ready to fight him at 150, but he’s not coming to the fight and stepping on the scales.”
After making several attempts to make the fight work, Van began to think Bialecki might not want to fight him at all, but didn’t think he would make the trip from Arizona just to get home hands down. empty.
Putting himself in “promoter mode,” Van approached Fury FC president Eric Garcia to vent the mishap and even offer him some financial advice.
“He’s from Arizona, so he has to come and fly here,” Van explained. “I told Eric [Garcia], ‘Hey, you better make him pay for his own flight.’ Eric is a cool guy, so I know he’s not going to make her do this.
With Fury FC 71 in the rearview mirror, Van has lost his personal goal of fighting at least seven times in 2022. He’s unlikely to find a way to set up two more fights before the schedule turns around, and he attributes it solely to Bialecki. . Due to the bad blood, Van doesn’t see a world in which he offers or accepts a rematch and instead looks to Fury FC’s December show.
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“Hopefully soon Eric will call me and give me another fight,” Van said. “I’m pissed, but whatever. We also can’t force a *****f****r to fight me. We talked last night, and we were talking about still getting a title for December 18th. It’s not official, but that’s the speech. I hope to get the title by December 18.
Title fights don’t count as two fights, but the gold around his waist would certainly help him forget about the potential missing number in the W column.
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