BKFC President David Feldman Shares Update on Talks with Nate Diaz

Feldman is optimistic about Diaz making his way to the bare-knuckle boxing ring after his exit from the UFC

Nate Diaz, David Feldman
Credit: Nate Diaz, The Schmo (via Instagram & YouTube)

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) president David Feldman shared the latest update on the promotion’s ongoing talks with Nate Diaz.

Mixed martial arts veteran Nate Diaz is one of the biggest stars in the sport. After making his way into the UFC, he competed under the banner for a decade and a half before deciding to explore free agency. He was last seen in action against Tony Ferguson in Sep. at UFC 279, where he completed the final bout on his contract with the promotion.

Following the result, Diaz indicated he would be leaving UFC to test out the waters in other combat sports such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing.

BKFC president David Feldman would not be surprised to see Nate Diaz switch to bare-knuckle boxing

In a recent interview with The Schmo, Feldman shared the update on talks with Nate Diaz to sign with the bare-knuckle fighting promotion.

“Talks are great with Nate Diaz. We’ll see what happens. We’re going to have an answer here in the next week or two but great talks with his management team. The offer is a very legitimate good offer for him. I think it’s better than he’s got anywhere else. So, I’m not saying he’s definitely coming but I definitely wouldn’t be surprised to see some of his blood on this canvas one day.”

Feldman is looking to add more high-level talent

Besides Diaz, Feldman is also looking to get more elite fighters in the organization. He name-dropped former boxing champion Tyson Fury as another potential candidate for the bare-knuckle boxing ring. For Feldman, the goal is to transform BKFC into the second-best fight promotion in the next two years.

“If we want to be the biggest, the baddest, and the best promotion out there, we have to go after the biggest, the baddest, and the best fighters that are on the planet. That’s what we are doing. We have the funding for it now. We’re in great shape to do what we need to do. That’s why I feel that two years from today, we will be the number two combat sports promotion in the world.”

Nate Diaz was in a three-month exclusive negotiation period with the UFC after his deal ran up in Sep. He recently completed the term and is free to enter any discussions with other organizations. He is yet to indicate where his future lies.

Published on December 17, 2022 at 8:40 pm
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