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Morning Brief: Joe Rogan thinks McGregor vs. Perry bare-knuckle bout ‘would be wildly crazy’

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McGregor vs. Perry bare-knuckle boxing match

Mike Perry and Conor McGregor hinted at a thrilling possibility after Perry’s latest bare-knuckle boxing (BKB) event.

The BKFC 41 held in April remains the most remarkable event in the organization’s brief five-year tenure. Perry, headlining against former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in his BKB debut, triumphed with a second-round TKO in a thrilling main event. Perry’s punch shattered Rockhold’s front tooth, rendering him incapable of continuing the fight.

The evening’s secondary main event saw another ex-UFC champion make his BKB debut when Eddie Alvarez faced off against three-time UFC title contender Chad Mendes. This match intrigued “The Notorious” McGregor, who has victories over both in his impressive career. McGregor, present at the Denver, Co. event, stayed until the end, resulting in a spontaneous face-off with Perry in the ring.

In a discussion on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Perry said, “I stood firm, while he was all over the place. This was me professionally challenging him, showing my martial arts professionalism over the years. Isn’t it fascinating how one can challenge another in a sport where the intent is to inflict harm, yet it can be done in a way that respects both the athlete and their family while also being entertaining?”

Perry added, “Whatever he does, people are hooked. His presence there enhanced the moment for me.”

McGregor’s unexpected presence was a big win for BKFC and garnered the combat sports world’s attention that weekend. This is not a new occurrence for McGregor, who has been part of non-UFC fight scenes, like his cross-discipline boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

Speculating about a potential fight, UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes it would be a sight to behold.

Rogan mused, “If the UFC were to permit this… I can’t conceive how this would be possible, but if it were to occur… In a bare-knuckle fight, it would be wildly crazy. He’s a talented all-rounder, even skilled at kicking, but if he consented to a bare-knuckle match, the scale of it would be extraordinary. It would be wild.

“If that were to happen in bare-knuckle, it would garner at least a million pay-per-view purchases. Possibly even more.”


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The bare possibility of this happening is wildly crazy. Aside from that, McGregor does not seem well suited for the frenzy that BKB entails. However, I must admit, Rockhold performed better than anticipated, and he resonated the same energy.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about McGregor vs. Perry bare-knuckle boxing match

What event did Mike Perry and Conor McGregor hint at after Perry’s recent bare-knuckle boxing match?

They hinted at a possible bare-knuckle boxing match between the two of them. This was after an impromptu staredown between Perry and McGregor during the BKFC 41 event.

What did Joe Rogan say about a possible bare-knuckle match between McGregor and Perry?

Joe Rogan speculated that a bare-knuckle match between McGregor and Perry would be a ‘wildly crazy’ spectacle. He further predicted that such an event would garner at least a million pay-per-view purchases, if not more.

Where did the impromptu staredown between McGregor and Perry take place?

The impromptu staredown took place at the BKFC 41 event held in Denver, Co.

Who won the bout between Perry and Luke Rockhold at the BKFC 41 event?

Mike Perry emerged victorious in the main event at the BKFC 41. Perry won through a second-round TKO after his punch broke Rockhold’s front tooth.

What did Perry say about his impromptu staredown with McGregor at the event?

Perry said he stood firm and steady during the face-off, while McGregor was all over the place. He viewed this as him professionally challenging McGregor, which he believed demonstrated his years of professionalism in martial arts.

Has McGregor participated in fight scenes outside the UFC before?

Yes, McGregor has previously been involved in non-UFC fight scenes. Most notably, he had a cross-discipline boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in the summer of 2017.

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RoganRules June 22, 2023 - 1:00 pm

Man, Joe always knows how to spark a conversation, huh? I’d pay to see this match tho, imagine the intensity!

BoxingBuff June 22, 2023 - 1:15 pm

I’m a purist and prefer traditional boxing, but bare-knuckle has its own charm, raw and unadulterated. McGregor vs Perry? Bring it on!

RingSideView June 22, 2023 - 1:17 pm

Perry did do well against Rockhold, but McGregor is a whole different beast! Can’t wait to see if this goes down, get ready folks, it’ll be massive!

FightFan93 June 23, 2023 - 1:46 am

Woah! mcgregor vs perry bare-knuckle, that’d be wild! lol. Gotta agree with Rogan on this one, i’d defo be watching.

NotoriousLover June 23, 2023 - 5:00 am

I’m a huge fan of conor but not sure he’d be suited for BKB… MMA’s his game. But then again, who knows, it’s the notorious we’re talking about, he’s full of surprises!!

ChaosChaser June 23, 2023 - 8:47 am

so mcgregor doing bare-knuckle now?! honestly with him you never know, guy loves a good fight, doesnt he. reckon it’d be epic if it happens.


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