Former UFC star Marcus Brimage with a resume’ that includes fights with former champions Conor McGregor and Cody Garbrandt has decided to shift gears and make the transition to Bare Knuckle fighting as he has inked a three-fight deal with top bare-knuckle promotion David Feldman’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
Once known as “The Bama Beast”, Brimage now prefers the moniker “The Yoga Ninja” as yoga has become an integral part of his reinventing himself as an athlete.
Brimage who hasn’t been active over the last 5 years needed that time away to mature as both a man and an athlete, and he has truly become better at being both.
Here is what Brimage had to say about this next career move:
” I have been preparing for this for quite some time. This is not a whim of an idea, I am coming here to make a statement, and become the BKFC 145lb Champion of the world, and I will accomplish my goal”
BKFC matchmaker Nate Shook said he is excited about the addition of Brimage as the promotion is looking to bolster their 145lb division and having Brimage in the division is going to be very exciting after seeing Brimage workout at a BKFC tryout in August in South Florida.
BKFC wants to get Brimage in the ring as soon as possible and will be announcing his debut date and opponent in the coming days.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.