Abraham Roqueni will not be fighting in the K-1 World Max Final 16 on September 14th in Mallorca, Spain. The reason for his absence from the tournament is financial. Roqueni stated that Street Culture Promotions, who is co-promoting the event with K-1 owes him money. Roqueni said he has not been paid for his K-1 fight in Greece last year and his bout against Artur Kysehnko for Enfusion this past March.
It will be interesting to see if this affects the participation of any of the other fighters in tournament, or if the news going public forces Street Culture Promotions to cough of the money that is owed to Roqueni.