UFC Plans To Keep ‘Fight Night’ Bonuses Available

UFC Plans To Keep ‘Fight Night’ Bonuses Available

UFC president Dana White is a fan of fight-night bonuses being handed out for the best knockout, submission and fight.

And, it appears the UFC fighters are, as well.

White announced during a recent conference call that the plan is to keep both fight-night and discretionary bonuses as part of the payment plan for fighters.

After several members of the active – and former members of the UFC – roster came out in regards to fighter salaries, White mentioned taking away the bonuses as a way to provide more of a base salary.

“The fighters want the (fight-night) bonuses and they want the discretionary bonuses to stay the same,” White said. “So, that’s that.”

One fighter in particular recently cleaned up in regards to bonus money, as James Krause was a double winner, picking up an extra $100,000. His base salary for is win last year was $6,000, with another $6,000 for having his hand raised.

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