Strongman Eddie Hall gives update on next fight after missing out on ‘life-changing money’ for MMA debut

EDDIE HALL revealed he lost out on “life-changing money” after his MMA debut was cancelled – but he may not have to wait long to fight.

The former world’s strongest man was lined up for a stunning four-man cage tournament in Qatar.

Eddie Hall lost out on 'life-changing money' after his MMA debut was cancelled
Eddie Hall lost out on ‘life-changing money’ after his MMA debut was cancelled

And he was due to face Mitchell Hooper or Brian Shaw – until talks suddenly broke down.

Hall said on his YouTube channel: “I’ve been training for an MMA fight for the last, I’m going to say six months of my life.

“And I’m sure you’ve heard the news, seen other articles, big Brian Shaw has talked about it.

“Don’t know quite what went wrong but the fight fell through. It was big money, it was life-changing money and that’s why I took the contract.

“Of course, me and Brian being family men, we want to secure our futures, make everything financially secure for our children, our great grandchildren etc.

“We took this deal, we had a contract in place and it all just fell through. It’s just one of those things.”

Hall, 36, crossed over to boxing in 2022 but was beaten in a super-heavyweight exhibition against rival Hafthor Bjornsson, 35.

But he began training with interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall, 30, for his MMA debut and revealed he got down to 25 stone.

Hall is back in talks for an MMA fight and called out strongmen duo Hooper and Shaw as well as 6ft 8in actor Martyn Ford.

He said: “Is there a fight looming? Yes, there is.

“I’m talking to quite a few promoters, got quite a few different people setting things up, trying to lure fighters in.

“Martyn Ford, of course is one of those. Brian Shaw is one of those, Mitchell Hooper is one of those.”

Eddie Hall poses with the face of strongman rival Brian Shaw on his trunks
Eddie Hall poses with the face of strongman rival Brian Shaw on his trunksCredit: Instagram

Strongman Eddie Hall gives update on next fight after missing out on ‘life-changing money’ for MMA debut | The Sun

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