Even though bare knuckle boxing is one of the most brutal combat sports around, its popularity grows by the minute according to Bare Knuckle FC president David Feldman.
Recently appearing on The MMA Hour, the president claimed that the organization will reach a new milestone as they are close to land a linear TV deal.
“I’ve got two on the table right now that we’re going down the road on these,” Feldman said. “I can’t mention who they are just because we’re negotiating, but I think we’re going to get a mainstream TV deal here in the next two months.”
“I don’t want to do pay-per-view”
The president claimed that he has no interest in doing pay-per-views but is well aware that the promotion has no other option at the moment.
“I don’t want to charge people for this. We have no other option. We have to fund the company and we can only fund the company by charging, because we’re not getting a rights fee,” Feldman said.
“Now do a TV deal and get a rights fee or do a TV deal and don’t get a real big rights fee, but be able to get big time sponsors on board, it changes the whole entire trajectory of this whole thing.”
Bare Knuckle FC sanctioned in Georgia
BKFC has been around since 2018 but in the beginning the debated promotion were very limited where they could arrange their events.
The state of Georgia recently sanctioned bare-knuckle fighting, which opened a new door for Bare Knuckle FC.
“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to promote in Georgia. We have a very large contingent of supportive fans from the state traveling to our shows in the Southeast in addition to having a massive number of subscribers watching our events on the BKFC App,” Feldman said in a press release.
Hey Georgia, We taking over! pic.twitter.com/nYqxG30RYR
— Bare Knuckle FC (@bareknucklefc) May 3, 2023