Israel Adesanya wants the UFC to increase bonuses

Israel Adesanya wants more bonus in his future matches.

by Aryan Lakhani
Israel Adesanya wants the UFC to increase bonuses

The UFC middleweight champion of the world, Israel Adesanya, has achieved monumental success in the UFC and has mostly been a part of explosive performances; he recently revealed that he got around $50,000 - $100,000 dollars in bonuses for every knockout victory, and now that times have changed he looks forward to earning more in bonus.

Israel Adesanya is yet to make a return after a fascinating win against his intense rival Alex Pereira, fans can expect to see him once before the year ends, and soon the UFC shall match up against a fighter for a title defense.

Israel Adesanya on receiving bonus

Recently on Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive, the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was invited as the guest; he spoke about many things, including bonuses. He also explains why he wants a raise in bonuses.

“My knockouts alone are worth $50,000,” Adesanya said, as quoted by “Alone, that’s knockouts, alone. Like my last one, bonus, $50,000. I get paid-, I’ve said this. The UFC, sometimes they bump it up to 100 for certain cards, UFC 200, UFC 100 they did, bonuses were 100k.

When I knock someone I normally get a bonus, so I know my knockouts are worth $50,000”. He further said: “…But like. The UFC and WWE merger, a $21.4 billion dollar company. I’m like, yo, they can go up.

It’s been a few years, inflation has been going up. The bonuses have to go up, that’s how I feel. Well, I’ve told them this, I’ve said this publically, it’s nothing crazy”. It looks like Israel Adesanya wants more than a $100,000 dollars in bonus, which is a fair ask because he never fails to put on a show to entertain not thousands but millions of fans worldwide.

It will be very interesting to see who he ends up fighting; next, it could be anyone from these three opponents: Dricus Du Plessis, Khamzat Chimaev or Robert Whittaker.

Israel Adesanya