BREAKING: Conor McGregor is now an owner of BKFC, Irishman makes live announcement during KnuckleMania IV

Conor McGregor announces ownership of BKFC. [Image courtesy: @bareknucklefc on Instagram]
Conor McGregor announces ownership of BKFC. [Image courtesy: @bareknucklefc on Instagram]

Conor McGregor announced a major business move this weekend, revealing himself as one of the owners of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC). He announced the news during the live telecast of the BKFC KnuckleMania IV event.

The former UFC champion is no stranger to the world of BKFC, having previously partnered with the promotion for his brand of Irish Stout Beer to be their official beverage partner. This move comes after McGregor's success in the pub and whiskey business ventures.

At KnuckleMania IV, McGregor announced the news live, stating:

"Conor McGregor - myself and McGregor Sports and Entertainment is now an owner of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Welcome to the big leagues."

Check out Conor McGregor's revelation below shared by Jed I. Goodman:

The 35-year-old fighter is well known for his business savviness beyond the octagon. This latest move adds BKFC ownership to his portfolio which already includes multiple endorsement deals, a clothing line, a whiskey brand, and a pub.

Conor McGregor ready to make comeback at UFC 303

Conor McGregor is set to return to the octagon after a lengthy absence.

UFC CEO Dana White confirmed that McGregor will face Michael Chandler in a welterweight bout headlining UFC 303 on June 29 in Las Vegas. This comes nearly three years after McGregor suffered a leg break during his last fight against Dustin Poirier.

The highly anticipated main event has fight fans buzzing, and the UFC has been steadily adding to the card's significance. Last week, it was announced that the co-main event will feature a light heavyweight clash between Jamahal Hill and Khalil Rountree Jr.

According to combat sports journalist Aaron Bronsteter, the undercard for the McGregor vs. Chandler event is stacked. Fans can expect a women's bantamweight bout featuring Mayra Bueno Silva and Macy Chiasson, a featherweight fight between veterans Cub Swanson and Andre Fili, a middleweight matchup between Joe Pyfer and Marc-Andre Barriault, and a strawweight clash between Michelle Waterson-Gomez and Gillian Robertson. Rounding out the card will be a flyweight contest featuring Rei Tsuruya making his UFC debut against Carlos Hernandez.

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