Last week, FIGHT SPORTS spoke with former world champion boxer Paulie Malignaggi, who claimed his new bosses the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship would be able to pay Conor McGregor as much if not more of what he made at UFC 229.
Now, it seems to be a reality, as a new report surfaced of the BKFC preparing a deal to send to the double-division UFC champion.
🤯💰 Told by Paulie Malignaggi that the BKFC are preparing a mega money offer to Conor McGregor for a bare-knuckle boxing match with him. He insists they have more money than people think and also confirmed it’s possible he could make his June debut against Artem Lobov.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 18, 2019
Speaking with FIGHT SPORTS exclusively following his signing with the BKFC, Malignaggi was confident his new bosses could give McGregor a great deal so he could get revenge against his former sparring partner.
“I think the only kind of fight that he can’t be matched (financially) is his fight with (Floyd) Mayweather. I think we’ll be able to make him an offer the he didn’t even make for the Khabib fight. Let’s be honest, his base for the Khabib fight was only $3 million… but BKFC can match those numbers and make it worthwhile for him. Then in the end, it’ll have to be worthwhile in that does he want to take an embarrassing defeat and catch a beating from me.”