UFC and Dana White generously reward fighters who celebrated the break: ‘We give everyone bonuses’ Breaking victories, especially by knockout, are one of the most exciting moments that martial arts can offer, and rarely does any sport can offer something more exciting.
Fighters who regularly win with breaks are often more popular and prominent than those who do so on points, and UFC President Dana White has decided to reward everyone who came to victory with a break last night. The UFC event in Austin offered as many as nine breaks, and we watched a total of 13 matches.
Eight knockouts and one "submission" were seen at last night's event and it would be really hard to decide which fighters deserved the bonus. White solved that problem by rewarding everyone who won that way and as many as nine fighters go home with a bonus for performing the evening.
These are Kevin Holland, Joaquin Buckley, Gregory Rodrigues, Adrian Yanez, Jeremiah Wells, Ricardo Ramos, Cody Stamann, Phil Hawes, and Roman Dolidze. Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett did not record victories with a break, more precisely Kattar registered a defeat by a split referee's decision.
Despite this, both were awarded a bonus for the best fight of the evening and quite rightly after five very interesting rounds. So as many as 11 fighters go home richer with an additional $ 50,000, and it must be admitted that Dana White was generous this time.
“Everybody gets $50 grand tonight, congratulations!”
“Listen, when you have cards like last weekend, and tonight and when the fighters perform and deliver like they did tonight, it’s hard to just give out three.
You know what I mean, it’s tough to do. I don’t know, I guess I am just in a good mood, so we have been giving everybody bonuses”. White said. Something similar happened to the UFC 275 event held last weekend.
Five fighters received the award for performing the evening, and Prochazka and Teixeira were awarded for the best match of the evening. So the UFC has been handing out a fair amount of bonuses lately, but the reality is that each of the award-winning fighters deserved an extra amount.