Earlier this year, Australian bare-knuckle fighter Tai Emery created one of the biggest viral moments in BKFC history. She earned an incredible first-round knockout win and to celebrate she jumped on the ropes and flashed the audience.
BKFC Asia CEO Nick Chapman explained that he got in a lot of trouble for this. The BKFC founder and CEO David Feldman and the Thai Sports Authority both got Chapman in hot water. BKFC was forced to give a statement of apology and pay a fine. The fine, according to Chapman, he would gladly pay again.
In an exclusive interview with Tim Wheaton of LowKickMMA, Chapman said:
“Tai Emery is an absolute legend … She just expressed herself in the way she felt at the time.”
Tai Emery vs Po Denman on December 10
“What I will tell you the woman she’s fighting on the next event is a bare-knuckle veteran … She is the only woman to ever knock out a man in a legitimate bare-knuckle fight. She fought a guy and knocked him out … That is going to be one badass fight. So Tai, as you know, she can fight.”
See the full interview with Nick Chapman the BKFC Asia CEO below:
Thailand’s Po Denman is a dangerous opponent who is currently on a nine-fight win streak in boxing. She will be making it ten in a row but standing in her way will be the knockout queen Tai Emery.
Emery has lived a highly interesting life. Currently, this Australian-born athlete is living in Thailand and competing in bare-knuckle boxing, but previous to this she held jobs as an electrician, thermographer, and Lingerie Football Player. She loves BKFC because of the skin-to-skin contact it offers. While speaking in an interview with Calf Kick Sports, she explained:
“With BKFC it is so raw … I guess wearing gloves it takes something away. Like, there’s something so raw when all of a sudden I don’t have to have gloves … I think yeah having that grip and just like skin-to-skin contact is such a crazy, crazy thing.”