Exclusive Interview with Danny Christie: Fighting for Conor McGregor’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

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Speaking to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship ahead of his fight in Newcastle on Saturday, #2 light-heavyweight Danny Christie said:

  • In Conor McGregor’s ‘primal’ Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship my ‘knuckles are like blades’
  • The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship medical care is on point, the wages are brilliant, the exposure is great…and now Conor McGregor will take it into the ‘stratosphere’
  • Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship offered me a contract after a ‘straightener’ went viral
  • I used to have a reputation as a street fighter – I’ve been shot in the back once and stabbed three times and I was airlifted to get a blood transfusion

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Danny Christie: I fight for Conor McGregor’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and I use my ‘knuckles like blades’, McGregor will take Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship into the ‘stratosphere’, I’ve been shot and stabbed on street but now I’m out for glory as professional Bare Knuckle Boxer

In Conor McGregor’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship I use my ‘knuckles like blades’

Bare Knuckle is the most gangster form of combat sports by far, your knuckles are like blades, throwing them at that sort of speed, they’ll take your eyebrows off. And one good punch will change the course of the fight. 

If you get hit with a good punch with a glove, yes, it will register but if you get hit with that bare knuckle, it will slice you wide open and give you 20 stitches. It’s more clinical than boxing and the fight can change quickly. 

I feel at home when I’m fighting Bare Knuckle – ‘alive’ is a better word. I never feel more alive than when I’m in a fight. That feeling gets ignited, it’s very primal and gladiatorial. 

I’m two fights into a five fight contract, in this game you have to take one fight at a time, you can’t look past your opponent, one punch can change your career. 

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s medical care is on point, the wages are brilliant, the exposure is great…and now Conor McGregor will it into the ‘stratosphere’

Anything Conor McGregor touches turns to gold, so I can only imagine BKFC will go into the stratosphere with Conor McGregor on board. 

My respect for BKFC and all of their top medical professionals – the matchmakers and David Feldman – is off the charts. I’ve got a brilliant relationship with them. We’re looked after in terms of having doctors and paramedics at ringside, to inspect cuts and injuries during the fight and between rounds. 

And the aftercare is brilliant, I’ve never known the stitch team to be immediately on hand to stitch up any cuts or lacerations immediately after the fight. The medical care is just on point, the wages are brilliant, the exposure is great, the team, the treatment – BKFC is one of the best things that’s happened in my life. 

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship offered me a contract after a ‘straightener’ went viral

I first became a professional fighter at the age of 37, I had a bit of an altercation around where I live with someone, we had a straightener in the gym in Manchester and that fight went viral. We had millions of hits and the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship reached out and offered me a contract.”

I used to have a reputation as a street fighter – I’ve been shot in the back once and stabbed three times and I was airlifted to get a blood transfusion

You normally remember the street fights where you get knocked out flat, they are usually the ones that stand out in my mind. I can’t really remember how many fights I’ve lost, but those are the ones that stand out, where you end up licking your wounds for a couple of weeks.” 

My fights were about beef, altercations, disagreements. Even to this day – and I’m not a violence enthusiast as I once was – I do still believe in a straightener. It’s a brilliant way for grown men to sort their differences and sort out their problems, but that’s not for everyone in this molly-coddled, liberal world.”

I suppose I did have a reputation on the street, but it’s nothing to be proud of. I don’t have any regrets, but if I could go back in time I would change a few things.  Just generally the way I carried myself, being nuisance, starting trouble. But moreover I’ve hurt one or two people unnecessarily – and any pain, prison, heartache, violent encounters and near death experiences that I’ve caused myself I can live with, that’s on me – but it doesn’t sit as nicely knowing I’ve caused people pain unnecessarily.” 

I’ve been shot in the back once and stabbed three times and I was airlifted to get a blood transfusion, that was a close call. Thank god I’m still here. It didn’t change me at the time because I was in the grip of active addiction. 

I think there’s a misconception about Bareknuckle

I think there’s a misconception about Bareknuckle where the public might think with the level violence that we are all thuggish and criminal types, but it isn’t the case at all. There’s so many good lads in there who are trying to provide for their family. And the wages and the exposure we are getting are getting elevated, now we’re all making good money and we’re very pleased


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