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UFC star Conor McGregor becomes part owner of BKFC

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC Superstar Conor McGregor had a big announcement on Saturday. And no, it did not happen within the Octagon.

McGregor has announced that he is now part owner of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. How much of an ownership stake? It is not clear at press time.

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The Irishman made the announcement during the “Knucklemania 4” pay per view in Los Angeles. McGregor is an owner through McGregor Sports & Entertainment.

“Welcome to the big leagues,” McGregor said. “David Feldman, baby, we did it.”

It is not clear how this opportunity came about. The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is owned by David Feldman.

“I’m over the moon,” Feldman said on the broadcast. “The biggest guy in combat sports, one of the top 10 guys in combat sports history, is now a part owner of BKFC. You tell me what that’s going to do? It’s going to the moon.”

The 35-year-old has previously had involvement with BFKC through sponsorship deals through McGregor’s other business ventures.

The “Notorious” will return to the Octagon in June. He is slated to face Michael Chandler in Las Vegas at UFC 303 on June 29th.

McGregor is 22-6 in his career. However, he has dropped his last two fights, both in 2021, to Dustin Poirier.

In his last bout, McGregor lost via a TKO (leg injury) to Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.

If McGregor and Chandler happens in June, it’ll be his first bout in three years. This fight was supposed to happen last year but then was pushed back.

It was announced at the end of UFC 300 that this fight would happen in the summer time.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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