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Ex-UFC fighter Jimmie Rivera says better pay, flexible contracts attracted him to BKFC

Posted On: Aug 7, 2022   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Ex-UFC fighter Jimmie Rivera says better pay, flexible contracts attracted him to BKFC

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Jimmie Rivera 's move to Bareknuckle Fighting Championship was an easy one to make.
The former UFC bantamweight contender found two major things appealing when deciding where to go following his departure from the UFC in August 2021. Rivera, who's set to debut for BKFC on Friday against Howard Davis, liked the pay and contract flexibility that came with the promotion.
“Dave is doing a great job. He's bringing some big stars in and the paychecks are what fighters want to get paid, so that's a great plus,”
Rivera told MMA Junkie. “At the same time, we have the leniency, too. I can do bareknuckle, but I can still do MMA and I haven't stopped for MMA.
“I'm looking forward to getting another MMA fight in hopefully sometime this year, depending on the outcome of this fight here, depending on whether he wants me to come back and fight again, and my health, and how I feel after this fight, too. But I definitely want to get an MMA fight in, and I think I might stay at 145 in MMA.
“We'll...

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