Hari vs McSweeney cancelled during GLORY 88


In a shocking turn of events after the contest between Nordine Mahieddine and Abderahmane Coulibaly at GLORY 88 Badr Hari took to the mic and informed the crowd that the events main event, scheduled to take place in less than an hours time would no longer be happening. In an emotional speech Hari, whose parents are both Moroccan and has fought under the flag since 2005, stated his desire to respect the recent tragic earthquakes that happened in Morocco which has seen over 1300 Moroccans killed and many more missing.

Visibly emotional, Hari stated how he wished for the focus to be laid upon the victims in Morocco and how fighting would not be appropriate at this current time. His opponent James McSweeney later gave a speech of his own in which he stated that he respected and agreed with Hari’s decision and graciously made way for the Women’s Super Bantamweight title which was scheduled to be Co Main Event. Finally GLORY officials entered the ring and stated that while they were disappointed in the outcome, ultimately backed Hari’s decision to not fight and stated that all profits generated from GLORY 88 would be donated to victims of the tragedy in Morocco. Promising to return to Paris with a bigger and better card, GLORY have vowed to bring Badr Hari back to the GLORY ring once again.


GLORY 88 Results: Hari vs McSweeney

GLORY 88 Preview: The Return of the King


Related articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

UFC Paris and Smith vs Eubank Jr 2 Review

The latest MMASucka podcast is now live on YouTube, Spotify, Apple podcasts and all good podcast platforms! UFC Paris is now one for the books...

UFC 292 Review & Analysis Podcast

Now that UFC 292 is one for the books, MMASucka's Frazer Krohn sits down to discuss the main talking points from the blockbuster PPV. The...

Matchmaking Women’s Bantamweight

With the announcement that the GOAT, Amanda Nunes will retire from the game following her dominant victory over Irene Aldana at UFC 289, the question was...

Latest articles