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- TANK’S FIGHT IN CAGE RAGE IS OFF

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

by Dave O’Donnell
Tank Abbott’s fight against Amokrane “Kiane” Sabet in the United Kingdom’s Cage Rage promotion has been postponed due to a training injury suffered by Kiane.

The fight was scheduled to take place this Saturday, July 1st, on a card that will also include Ian Freeman vs. Melvin Manhoef.

I went to visit Kiane in the hospital, and all the while he was saying that he wanted to fight. The doctors all said the same thing: “You will not be able to fight.”

Kiane made the following statement:

“I would like to let you all know that I was recently admitted to hospital after injuring myself in training. The injury was diagnosed as a condition known as ‘Gilmore’s Groin.’ This involved torn abdomen muscles and needed immediate surgery. Due to these unfortunate circumstances my fight with Tank has had to be postponed. I would however like to categorically state that I am not pulling out. This duel will go ahead no matter what. My injury has been a minor set-back but it doesn’t deter me in any way from taking on Tank and fulfilling the challenge I have set myself.

This is a challenge that will make martial arts history and I want you all to know that my training really did start from scratch six months ago! My only experience as a fighter prior to this was in 1999. (A fight that was fought with much inexperience, and only 4 sessions of training at London Shoot Fighter). I can only apologise however to all those who have been anticipating this match on July the 1st and promise you, once again, a fight in September that will truly make history me knocking out Tank.”

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