Friday, May 20, 2022

Joey Beltran Saved By BKFC Prez During Pre-Fight Choking Incident

Bare Knuckle FC president David Feldman came to the rescue of heavyweight Joey Beltran, as he was choking on a pre-fight meal.

Beltran was just hours away from his matchup with Frank Tate at a BKFC Fight Night in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Thursday when a routine pre-fight breakfast turned into a near disaster.

During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Beltran revealed that his near-death began after watching a video on the internet with a member of his team.

“An old-school Fear Factor video or something and I started laughing. Next thing you know, I started choking,” Beltran said. “Of all people, the boss man had to come up and bust a Heimlich. Couple of pumps and I spit it out and I was all good.

“So, contrary to popular people, David Feldman cares about us fighters!”

Unfortunately for Beltran, he would go on to lose to Tate in a 23-second knockout later that night. However, fighting was likely one of the last things on his mind after Feldman saved his life.

Beltran, a former UFC and Bellator fighter made the transition from MMA to bare-knuckle boxing in 2018. During his time in the UFC and Bellator, he competed against top fighters such as former UFC champion Stipe Miocic and Rampage Jackson.

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