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Conor McGregor Joins Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships as Part-Owner


Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor has made a significant move in his combat sports career by becoming a part-owner of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC). The announcement came during the BKFC KnuckleMania 4 event on Saturday night.



Conor McGregor


In a video aired before the evening's co-main event, McGregor exclaimed,


"'The Notorious' Conor McGregor here... Conor McGregor myself and McGregor Sports and Entertainment is now an owner of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships."
The Irish fighter expressed his excitement and congratulated BKFC president David Feldman, stating, "Welcome to the big leagues. David Feldman, baby, we did it."

Despite his previous expressions of interest in competing for BKFC, particularly after appearing at one of their events last year and engaging in an impromptu faceoff with Mike Perry, McGregor is currently focused on his upcoming UFC bout against Michael Chandler at UFC 303 in June.


Nevertheless, his involvement as a part-owner signifies a significant step in his relationship with the largest bare knuckle organization globally.


Triller, the majority shareholder of BKFC, will maintain its position while McGregor Sports and Entertainment enters as a new partner. Before this ownership announcement, McGregor's brands, Proper Twelve and Forged Irish Stout, had already served as sponsors for BKFC.


David Feldman, BKFC president, expressed his optimism about the partnership, stating,


"I think it's just going to move the needle tremendously... We're going to do a lot of big things. We're going to open up a lot of new markets."

The collaboration is expected to leverage McGregor's promotional prowess, potentially attracting more fighters to explore bare knuckle competition under the BKFC banner.

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