Shaquille O'Neal Wants To Invest In BKFC: "Toughest Athletes In The World"

15-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal sees a bright future for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship organization and plans to invest in the promotion.

The former Lakers, Magic and Heat star was in attendance for the company's most recent offering last weekend KnuckleMania, which saw Britain Hart upset Paige VanZant in the night's main event. He spoke with USA Today's Josh Peter about his respect for the competitors of BKFC and expanded on his investment plans.

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“These are the greatest, toughest athletes in the world,’’ O’Neal said. “The fact that they’re not using gloves makes them the toughest athletes in the world. I think this is the future of fighting.’’

O’Neal said he most likely will invest in BKFC, the bare-knuckle organization founded in 2018 by Dave Feldman.

BKFC founder Dave Feldman gave his thoughts as well on O'Neal's new partnership with the company.

“Now we’ve got one of the most sought-after sports figures in the entire world,’’ Feldman said. “Who doesn’t know Shaq? And now he’s going to be part of this company and it’s going to make a lot for people want to be part of the company.’’

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