Jason Knight is looking to capitalize on his TKO win over Artem Lobov over the weekend.

Knight finished Lobov in the fifth round of their Bare-Knuckle FC 9 main event. Taking to social media, Knight decided to shoot his shot at call out former boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Malignaggi previously fought for BKFC in a highly-anticipated main event against Artem Lobov, which Lobov won via decision.

Since, Malignaggi has claimed his BKFC career is over, but Knight took to social media to challenge him to a pro boxing fight instead.

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@paulmalignaggi I know u don’t want to fight BKFC again but what would u say to a boxing fight ?? I have no prior pro boxing matches but I bet I can school you at your own game!!”

However, after his win over Lobov, Knight’s former UFC opponent, Jim Alers was brought into the ring to seemingly set up a fight between the pair inside the BKFC ring. A trilogy bout between Lobov and Knight is also possible, as both men verbally agreed to it in their post-fight speeches. It will be interesting to see what Knight decides to do following his big win over Lobov.

What do you think about a pro boxing fight between Knight and Malignaggi?


Has been covering mixed martial arts (MMA) for the past several years. Also covers professional wrestling for WrestleZone and EWrestlingNews, and the Houston Texans for USA Today's Texans Wire.