Paulie Malignaggicould be mixing it up with Diego Sanchez soon.
前boxing champion Pauli Malignaggi has been spending his time fighting without the gloves recently. He had signed a contract withBKFCback in 2019 and had one fight with the promotion. He has now come out to explain that he might be having a second bare-knuckle fight, and it could be against formerUFCfighter Diego Sanchez.
“I got offered to fight Diego Sanchez in BKFC,” Malignaggi toldThe Schmo on YouTube.“Actually, me and Diego were in contact, discussing even a gloves fight. It’s possible. I personally have a preference that I’d rather not, but if the money gets really good, you start to make me consider it. We’ll see. I never say never.”
Malignaggi’s first fight with BKFC wasagainst Artem Lobov which resulted in a unanimous decision loss.After that fight, he retired from fighting but could be entertaining a return against Sanchez.
Sanchez waslet go from the UFC back in Apriland has been weighing his options. He recently spoke out aboutwanting to fight Dillon Danis in Jorge Masvidal’s bare-knuckle MMA promotion, Gamebred FC. Danis seemed interested in fighting Sanchez as well but perhaps not in a bare-knuckle organization. Danis is currently signed withBellator.
Sanchez has been in talks with BKFC and wasrumored to be signing with them earlier this year.It is unclear at this time if he has already signed a contract and if so who he will fight next. Sanchez is 39 years old and had lost two of his last three UFC bouts. His last win came overMichael Chiesaby way of DQ.
Would you like to see Paulie Malignaggi and Diego Sanchez fight in BKFC?