Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship are apparently preparing a mega money offer to Conor McGregor for a bare knuckle boxing match against Paulie Malignaggi.
The former two-weight boxing world champion has signed a contract with BKFC and he's claimed the promotion are set to table a huge deal to McGregor, according to Michael Benson.
"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."
Malignaggi is expected to make his debut in the summer and he could make his promotional bow against McGregor's teammate Artem Lobov, whose also signed with BKFC following his UFC release.
BKFC president David Feldman is hoping to book McGregor vs. Malignaggi should the American come out victorious in his debut.
Malinaggi wants to get his hands on an MMA fighter.
"You understand what it takes to fight a professional boxer with bare hands? I don't think people understand the accuracy a pro boxer has. Any of you MMA f*ckers that want to stop trolling and get in there and do it, I will knock you the f*ck out," he said on joining BKFC.
Meanwhile, McGregor is free to return to the UFC from April. He's currently serving a six-month retrospective ban following his involvement in the brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov's team which marred UFC 229.
But, of course, the Irishman has already ventured outside of his UFC contract by facing Floyd Mayweather.
Is another fight away from the famed Octagon on the cards? Watch this space.
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