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Conor McGregor: “UFC had no problem with my BKFC appearance”

Many seasoned combat sports observers thought Conor McGregor would receive a tense phone call from the UFC when he appeared out of nowhere at BKFC 41. Since it does not immediately gain from the platform, the market leader does not appreciate co-promotion or lending out its biggest celebrity.

BKFC President David Feldman claimed that McGregor was expecting to hear about it from his promoter after he challenged Mike Perry in the main event of BKFC 41 and slung a BKFC belt over his shoulder. However, McGregor clarified in a recent interview that wasn't the case.

“I don’t know [if the UFC was mad],” McGregor said. “No one said anything. The UFC is where it’s at, no matter what. There isn’t nothing above the UFC, and there isn’t nothing that ever will be, and that’s the truth. So I’m sure they had no problem.”

McGregor declared that he would accept a bare-knuckle fight without a contract.

“I would do it,” McGregor said. “Yes I would do it, and I’d be happy to do it. It’s hard to get a boring fight in it, and it’s actually almost impossible for a boring fight to happen in it, and I’ll tell you why – no other discipline or sport can say that there’s a zero percent chance of having a boring fight.
“Boxing can be a snoozefest, MMA can be a snoozefest — there’s no chance of a boring fight in bare-knuckle because even if it is just a back-and-forth jab match, even a jab splits the skin. So from the split skin causes panic in the ring, and the crowd rises, and there’s zero chance of a boring fight. So it’s interesting. I’d be up for it, for sure. Why not?”


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