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Bare Knuckle FC boss David Feldman: Fighter pension plan 'something I think had to be done'

Posted On: May 7, 2021   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

As Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship continues to try and lure free agents to the roster, promotion officials will have a very unique perk to add to their pitch.
BKFC officials recently announced a fighter pension plan that will commence with this month's BKFC 17 event , which takes place April 30 in Birmingham, Ala.
“Our fighters are the most important asset of the company,” BKFC president David Feldman stated. “We want to ensure that they are compensated not only on the night of the fight but also looked after in retirement. For each BKFC fight, money will be placed in a pension account for them to draw on upon retirement.”
Important to note - Feldman said the pension plan is not something that takes a portion of a fighter's purse, but rather the promotion is committed to matching a percentage of existing contracts to place in the account.
“It's just something I think needs to be done,” Feldman told MMA Junkie. “It's something I think had to be done, and I'm very pleased that we are the first combat...

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