“Mississippi Mean,” “The Kid,” “Hick Diaz.” Whatever you like to call him, D’Iberville’s Jason Knight announced that he is determined to make a return to the UFC.
Knight, who is currently one of the main attractions on the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship roster, paved his way through mixed martial arts. After amassing a record of 16-1 fighting on the Gulf Coast, Knight was signed to the UFC, where he enjoyed a 9-fight run. Although he would lose his UFC debut by decision, Knight would then go on a 4-fight win streak, with wins over Jim Alers, Dan Hooker, Alex Caceres and Chas Skelly.
Knight would then drop his next 4 with the UFC (three by decision) before being released, but was soon signed to the fledgling Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. In what many are considering BKFC’s Stephan Bonnnar vs. Forrest Griffin moment, Jason Knight fought former UFC vet and Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov in his BKFC debut. That fight left both men battered and bloodied, but it was a huge moment for both of their careers, and a statement event for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Knight lost that fight by decision, but avenged the performance with a TKO over Lobov in their rematch.
Now, it appears that Jason Knight is ready to make his return to the cage, and climb his way back to the UFC.
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