McGregor becomes co-owner of competing UFC event and speaks out about agreement

Irishman announces partnership with Bare Knuckle FC and expresses happiness with achievement; athlete's partner analyzes possible opinion of Dana White

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor signed a deal with Bare Knuckle FC (Photo: Instagram/thenotoriousmma)

Lover of combat sports, Conor McGregor He shows that he is investing in his career as a businessman, in addition to being a fighter. Despite the controversial scenario, the Irishman made a point of announcing that he had become the new co-owner of the Bare Knuckle F.C., an event competing with the UFC in which athletes fight without hand protection. During the show's programming, 'Notório' announced the partnership.

“Hey, Knuckle community. Conor 'The Notorius' McGregor here. Ladies and gentlemen, the big announcement I have for you today: Conor McGregor, McGregor Sports and Entertainment and I now own the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Welcome to the big leagues. Dave Feldman, honey, we did it,” Conor declared.

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After the announcement, the Irishman's partner, Dave Feldman, was asked about Dana White's possible discomfort with the situation. Without hesitation, the businessman defended that this attitude could affect the UFC president.

“You’ll probably be a little upset. Your biggest star will now talk about another company. Then you won't be happy about it. But he’s not worried about us,” Dave declared at a press conference.

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D. White (right) is a long-time partner of C. McGregor (left). Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @thenotoriousmma

Responsible for bloody and electrifying duels, Bare Knuckle has gained space in the world of martial arts over time. With the presence of veterans, the event has already featured the former UFC middleweight champion (up to 83,9kg.) Luke Rockhold and former challengers to the titles of their respective divisions in Ultimate, such as Thiago Pitbull, John Dodson, Chad Mendes and Eddie Alvarez.

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