BKFC President Dave Feldman has apparently invited former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor to BKFC 6 in Tampa to watch his good friend Artem Lobov battle his nemesis Paulie Malignaggi. While Feldman has not yet gotten confirmation from McGregor’s camp, he’s confident the Irishman could be in attendance.
“They won’t give confirmation yet but if I’m a betting man, I’m betting he’s coming,” Feldman told MMA Fighting. “They’re not going to give confirmation and if they are, they’re not going to tell us so we put it out there ‘hey Conor McGregor’s coming to the fight’ and then he’s mobbed. So it’s not going to happen like that but from the conversations I’m having, if I was going to bet on it, he’ll be there but who knows.”
If Conor McGregor does attend BKFC 6, the likelihood of chaos certainly seems high — particularly if his friend Lobov is defeated by Malignaggi. Feldman says, whether the Irishman attends or not, he will make sure he has plenty of security on the scene to keep things under control.
“We’re going to have ample security at the press conference and the weigh-ins. [Lobov and Malignaggi] are staying at different hotels so that’s not going to be an issue but definitely as the press conference and weigh-in where we know they will see each other. I don’t think if they see each other, they’re going to just jump in but when they get in each other’s face and they’re that close and then they start talking, that’s when the problems arise.
“So we’re definitely going to have ample security, more than ample security and I don’t see anything arising. I don’t think either of them want to blow the opportunity for this event and they don’t want to blow their pay either.”
Do you think we’ll see Conor McGregor sitting ring-side as Artem Lobov battles Paulie Malignaggi at BKFC 6?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/20/2019.