It got cancelled because Ghita is anticipating K-1 putting on a Final 16 in October, not because Badr is going to boxing. That fight would've been an awesome fight though. Two of my favorites in kickboxing.
Originally Posted by bone_and_sinew
He was supposed to fight Daniel Ghita this weekend too if he hadn't gone to boxing ;...;
What a waste.
I really doubt it's the last we've seen of Badr in the kickboxing realm. I figure he'd be a part of the Final 16 as well. There just hasn't been any regular paychecks for these guys in forever, so they're branching out to other combat sports. Like Sp*ng and Saki to MMA, etc.
If we never see a Badr vs. Overeem rubber match it'll be because Overeem signed to the UFC, not because Badr started boxing. We might not even see Overeem in a GP this year if he's not signed to the UFC, for fear of losing and his stock diving before signing a contract.