Wanderlei Silva Says BKFC Offered Him $10 Million To Fight Mike Tyson, Coach Says Differently

Wanderlei Silva signed with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC) in 2019 and has yet to make his promotional debut.

That promotional debut could come against boxing great Mike Tyson, as Silva says he was offered $10 million to fight Tyson. 

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“They offered me $10 million plus pay-per-view percentage and I accepted immediately. I hope Feldman can make it happen,” Silva said to Boxing Scene. “I hope Feldman can make it happen.”

BKFC has also made Tyson an offer to join the promotion, which Tyson hasn’t accepted at this time.

Rafael Cordeiro is Silva’s coach and he doesn’t buy Silva’s claim about fighting Tyson for the BKFC.

“I didn’t get any calls from Wand or Tyson, but as far as I know that fight wont happen. Tyson is training to make a boxing fight — with gloves. It is hard to comment about rumors,” Cordeiro said.

There has been no comment from BKFC officials as to the potential offer made for the Silva vs. Tyson encounter.

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