While it is still January, the Upset of the Year may already be in the books, as Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has lost in its efforts to license Melvin Guillard to face Ulysses Diaz on the promotion’s February card in Hollywood, Florida. The controversial decision came after the commission spent three minutes on each fighter’s Tapology page and discovered Diaz’s last fight was for a BKFC title, while Giullard’s last fight was his 13th loss since his last official victory and ended with five facial fractures at the hands of another former UFC fighter who would probably benefit from not receiving further blows to the head for money.
“Bruh, I know this is Florida and all,” said Florida State Athletic Commission executive director Steezy P in an official release from the organization, “but come on, man.”
The commission, which it is worth emphasizing exists within and consists entirely of people residing in the state of Florida, also expressed concerns about the composition of BKFC’s overall roster, which includes many formerly-retired combat sports veterans previously deemed unable to still compete in elite promotions. The denial is likely to be a sobering wakeup call for the promotion, which will now do better to make sure they only go to places where the commissioners are cool and chill.