Bare Knuckle FC President David Feldman has announced that Triller has purchased a bulk involvement successful his promotion.
Feldman announced the quality during a caller interrogation with Ariel Helwani connected The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Fighting).
“We grew this happening to a constituent wherever we thought that we got it arsenic acold arsenic we could instrumentality it by ourselves close now,” Feldman said of BKFC. “We’ve flooded truthful galore obstacles and truthful galore radical telling america nary and, ‘this volition ne'er happen, you’ll ne'er marque it work.’ And we got to a constituent wherever we’re beauteous good accepted among the combat sports assemblage close now, and we needed to marque a concern that was going to instrumentality america to the adjacent level, make much opportunities, much resources, much funding, much things similar that to get immoderate much fighters, instrumentality attraction of the fighters that are already there, and conscionable make much opportunities for everybody.
“So we person entered into an statement to person the bulk involvement of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship beryllium acquired by Triller Verzuz. So Triller volition get the bulk involvement successful Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, similar I said, to let much opportunities, much resources, much funding, conscionable everything that we truly request to vie for that No. 1, No. 2 spot successful combat sports.”
BKFC has astir precocious hosted their KnuckleMania 2 event, featuring a matchup betwixt erstwhile UFC combatant Mike Perry and erstwhile The Ultimate Fighter standout Julian Lane. Other erstwhile UFC fighters specified arsenic Paige VanZant and Chad Mendes person besides signed with the promotion.
Triller expanded into combat promotion backmost successful 2020, with their archetypal lawsuit featuring a boxing accumulation betwixt legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz person besides competed for Triller successful caller months.
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