Israel Adesanya wants the UFC to increase bonuses

Israel Adesanya wants more bonus in his future matches.

by Aryan Lakhani
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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 bjpenn.com. “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.

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