Ankalaev confirms Cutelaba rematch (249) scrapped

"I was told that I can already rest. Prior to that, I had already bought a ticket to the United States, but the day before departure they said that the tournament would be held in Abu Dhabi. We got fixed on that location, and then all this fuss went. And here we go now.

This fight was interesting to the fans. They did not want to recognize the result of the first match. And it was also interesting to me. I was confident in myself. No, I didn’t want to prove anything to anyone. I just wanted to go out there and fight."

Everyone knew Ankalaev was not fighting- BLAF