BKFC want Nate Diaz vs. Mike Perry in ‘Fan’s Dream Fight’ after UFC exit



Mike Perry looks on during his welterweight fight against Alex Oliveira.

Ex-UFC superstar Nate Diaz will be courted for a fight with Mike Perry in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

Diaz is coming off an impressive victory over former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 last Saturday. He finally got the chance to complete the last outing of his contract with the promotion after calling up free agency more than a year ago. After the victory, Diaz expressed his desire to compete in different sports besides mixed martial arts.

In the latest edition of ‘The BKFC Show’, BKFC’s official podcast, company founder and chairman David Feldman shared his plans to bring the grizzled veteran under his banner.

“I can’t tell you if he’s coming or not, but I can tell you that we want him here at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, and we’re going to do everything we can to get him to fight bare-knuckle.” Feldman said via Sports Illustrated.

Feldman wants Diaz in a match with former UFC fighter Perry.

“I think the fans would absolutely love to see – both have the same type of personality, both just guys who keep fighting – Nate Diaz vs. Mike Perry would be a fan’s dream fight,” Feldman said.

Diaz launched his fight promotion Real Fight Inc.

Diaz started his own combat sports promotion, Real Fight Inc., before his exit from the UFC. It intends to host MMA, boxing and submission wrestling bouts under the new organization and has yet to announce an official first event.

His team released an official statement after confirming the news just before the start of fight week.

“Nate will apply for his promoter’s license in the coming weeks to form Real Fight, Inc., a new promotion that will focus on promoting combat sports programming, specifically boxing, MMA and BJJ. The new venture has no bearing on his combatant status, where he will continue to be very active. Real Fight, Inc. is its expansion into the sports business realm where it has been a fixture for nearly 20 years.

“The promotion will be looking to attract fighters from around the world, whether they’re up-and-coming prospects or household names that fit the ‘Real Ninjas’ brand. Real fighters. Real shit.

Diaz hints at UFC return for title

After his win over Ferguson, Diaz opened up about the 15 years he spent fighting for promotion. He touted himself as the greatest fighter of all time and hinted that he would be back to cross other things off the list.

“At the end of the day, I love the UFC,” Diaz said in the post fight octagon interview. “Thank you to Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Hunter Campbell for giving me the opportunity and the platform all the time for everyone and for myself. I feel like right now, I I’ve had the longest career in the UFC, and I’ve had the most successful of them all. I’ve surpassed everyone in salary. I’ve surpassed everyone in surviving.

“I want to get out of the UFC for a minute and show all these UFC fighters how to take control and own another sport the way you’re supposed to. Conor McGregor didn’t know how to do it, and none of these other fighters know how to do it.

“So I’m gonna go out there and take up another profession and become the best at it. Show everybody I’m the best at it and I’ll be right back here to get a fucking UFC title, the best title in the world.


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