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BKFC to offer Mike Tyson over $20 million for bareknuckle fight

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BKFC president David Feldman is trying to make Mike Tyson an offer he can’t refuse.

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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is going all in on Mike Tyson.

Ever since Tyson announced that he would be coming out of retirement last month, BKFC president David Feldman has been all over ‘Iron Mike’ like a cheap suit.

Feldman has upped his original $20 million offer and would love to see Tyson take on Wanderlei Silva in his bareknuckle debut.

“I think I know what we need to do to make this thing happen,” Feldman told MMA Fighting’s Steven Marrocco in a recent interview.

“I didn’t offer that (to Ortiz),” Feldman said. “I don’t know that it really draws. I think a Wanderlei Silva, someone of that nature. No matter how old Silva gets, he’s dangerous, and I think that would be an intriguing matchup. Something like that, but I don’t actually have anything in mind right now.”

Feldman says Tyson rejected BKFC’s original multi-million dollar offer but believes there is still room to negotiate with the combat sports icon.

“First, I want to see if we can make the Mike thing happen, period, and then we’ll start talking opponents,” Feldman said. “We’re not successful yet in making that Mike thing happen. But I don’t think the door’s shut.

“He did say no immediately. But I think there’s room there.”

BKFC is set to resume its schedule in June with new safety measures in place to help tackle COVID-19.