World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) announced not long ago that they signed former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman to compete on their inaugural show on November 9.
According to Merriman, that may not be happening after all as he told Jim Rome earlier today.
“I don’t know. The ball’s in their court. I literally got a call about two days ago and they are trying to restructure and renegotiate and I don’t understand, how do you do that off of a guarantee? There’s a reason why you sign fighters to a guarantee and you move forward. I’m all about the honesty and the integrity and just doing what I’m saying I’m going to do. This is something, I’ve been in a seven week training camp now…. I’ve been there almost eight weeks now and two weeks before the fight you want to say ‘Hey look, we might have a problem.’? Well, what’s the problem? People want to see me fight. People have already bought the pay-per-view.”
Merriman talks about his newest challenge, bare knuckle fighting and the preparation for the bout. Merriman expects to make his fighting debut on November 9 if they can work out the contract details.