Frank Hyden MMATorch Columnist
I suppose there is, I think there will always be some attraction with bare knuckling fighting. It’s a sideshow spectacle. It’s not going to become mainstream, but I think there will always be a niche for it. They can’t have too many shows, though, as the saturation point for this is probably lower than other sports.
Sean Covington MMATorch Contributor
Zero interest after a year it’ll be done completely. There are no stars and there won’t be. It’s a guilty pleasure for people, people are still pretty embarrassed to say they watch any combat sports. After the way Artem vs Paulie was scored, any casual fan is lost.
Michael Hiscoe MMATorch Contributor
Bare Knuckle FC’s appeal lies mostly in curiosity from hardcore MMA fans. That curiosity is going to diminish with each show so it’s going to be a tough road for them. They might have something with Artem Lobov where they can build around him and put him up against notable names. The problem is, who can they find to put against him? There really aren’t any former UFC featherweights on the chopping block who would make a difference for what is, right now, a pay-per-view exclusive property. If they could strike a deal with UFC Fight Pass, DAZN, or the like, it could be a nice distraction on a Saturday night but without stars, there isn’t going to be much interest on PPV.
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