Before his recent victory, Perry had previously won a unanimous decision against Julian Lane in his first BKFC match and had also won a judging decision against Michael Page, a former Bellator MMA welterweight title challenger, in a headline event in London last year.McGregor walked towards the ring wearing a BKFC championship belt and greeted Perry. The two had a conversation during a face-off, and McGregor hinted at the possibility of switching to bare knuckle fighting at some point in the future.McGregor has been unable to compete since July 2021. His last major fight was at UFC 264 where he faced former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier. Unfortunately, McGregor lost due to a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO after fracturing his left tibia and fibula.Perry’s successful streak with the promotion continued as he noticed Conor McGregor, a striker from Dublin, sitting near the ring. He then requested an unplanned confrontation.
Conor McGregor and Mike Perry come face-to-face for a confrontation at BKFC 41.
Unexpectedly, following BKFC 41, Mike Perry and Conor McGregor came face to face in the ring for an unplanned encounter. McGregor, a former UFC champion in two weight classes, made a surprising appearance.
Perry, the main attraction of BKFC 41, faced off against former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Perry has now won three consecutive matches since joining the David Feldman-led organization. In the main event, Perry secured a TKO victory in the second round after Rockhold sustained multiple cracked teeth.The 34-year-old experienced his initial knockout defeat in professional mixed martial arts during a lightweight rematch with Poirier in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in January of that year.McGregor is expected to make a comeback to the Octagon before the year ends. He has been selected to fight Michael Chandler, a lightweight contender and former title challenger, before the end of this year. This will mark McGregor’s return to the welterweight limit, his original weight category.