The rivalry between Welterweights Tahar Hadbi and Mohammad Fakhreddine dates back to even before their fight was confirmed for Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, set to take place in Bahrain, on November 17th. The two men have used social media to trash talk each other including comments on each other’s profiles.
Their latest wrangle started by the Algerian Hadbi, who makes his second Brave appearance after a No Contest against Carl Booth back in April. “Fast Hands” provoked Fakhreddine, saying his rival didn’t have much time left and asking what his weight was, since “The Latest” had problems making weight for his last fight and ended up pulling out. The comments below were deleted from Brave Combat Federation Facebook page, but a snap shot of thread was taken right on time!
The Lebanese phenom dismissed any notion that his weight was going to be an issue again and said he would crush Hadbi “soon”, calling him a “peanut head”, to which the Frenchman replied, saying Fakhreddine was a “fat boy”.
After going back and forth, and engaging with fans who were adding fuel to the fire in the comments section, Hadbi and Fakhreddine ended their latest feud with menacing words. “The Latest” guaranteed their fight was going to last for only a minute before he put Hadbi to sleep, and “Fast Hands” asked his rival to “not run away” and “make weight”.
Their rivalry first started after Brave 8: The Rise of Champions, when Fakhreddine had to pull out of a Welterweight title fight after feeling ill during the weight cut. Hadbi provoked his Lebanese counterpart, and “The Latest” replied. Now they’ll settle their differences inside the Brave cage in their first bout of the main card of Brave 9.
Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions marks the promotion’s return to Bahrain after a year. During 2017, the organization has put on groundbreaking events in countries such as Brazil (twice), Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, India, and Kazakhstan. Brave 9 will be the culmination of the International Combat Week, alongside the IMMAF World Championships, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.