Hasim Rahman Interested In Transitioning To MMA Career

Sandro Gelke tells Sherdog that her client, former heavyweight boxing champion Hasim Rahman is interested in making a movie to MMA

“[Rahman is] quite serious about fighting in MMA … He thought it would be an interesting thing. He’s seen Kimbo Slice fight on TV, and he’s like, `I’d like to fight some of these guys’ … He hasn’t wrestled. He was actually quite a streetfighter (in Baltimore) so people said he should box … He’s like Quinton (Jackson) and Kimbo in that sense. We want to get a few smaller fights under our belts before we take on a Lesnar or Fedor or someone like that. There’s nothing solid right now. But we’re already talking with promoters about shows in April or May … So I’m looking to put him in with someone like Tank Abbott, or James Thompson. I’m talking to a Strikeforce, [a] lot of big promotions … Some in Japan, like Sengoku and Dream … Also some smaller promotions, like Wargods. I’m trying to get him into an MMA gym, work with some top trainers, there are some great gyms out here in Vegas. So that’s still kind of a work in progress. I think he’s waiting to see that I have a fight set. Then he can focus on training.”


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