It looks like UFC president Dana White has acted on Tony Ferguson’s request after the former interim champion expressed extra bonus than the usual $50,000 that is awarded to a fighter as a post-fight bonus. ESPN officials confirmed that the new UFC bonus for the UFC 262 event will be $75,000 with the fighter set to take the whopping amount should he win either the Performance of the Night or Fight of the Night bonus.
The #UFC262 performances bonuses will be $75,000 on Saturday night, UFC officials confirmed with ESPN. They are usually $50,000. Tony Ferguson asked at the press conference yesterday and he apparently received. @raphamarinho was first to report.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) May 14, 2021
Needless to say, there are a lot of exciting match-ups in the UFC 262 card and expect fireworks this weekend. This marks the first time that the UFC has increased its bonus value exclusively for an event. Needless to say, an energized Tony Ferguson suggesting the idea of a bigger bonus, for the Houston fans.
“I think it was Travix Browne. I think it was Travis Browne, he said, we were here or the performance bonus meeting and he says, “everything is bigger in Texas Dana right? How about a bigger bonus for going out there and get a fu***** bigger fight.”
Dana White, who looked to enjoy Ferguson’s trash-talk during the UFC 262 press conference has given a green light, and the fighters emerging as the bonus holders after the event will receive a whopping $75,000.
UFC bonus for UFC 262 will be $75,000
UFC 262 card features some of the most entertaining fighters in mixed martial arts. Edson Barboza vs Shane Burgos in the ain card has the potential to go down as the Fight of the Night, with the co-main event and main event filling in case the other fights fail to deliver.
Charles Oliveira currently holds the record for most submission wins, and most post-fight bonuses in the lightweight division, with Tony Ferguson not too far behind. Beneil Dariush has also gained a reputation for giving exciting fights, with his last outing against Carlos Diego Ferreira being a Fight of the Night performance.
Michael Chandler also picked up a Performance of the Night bonus in his first fight which took place in the co-main event of UFC 257 that featured the return of Conor McGregor against Dustin Poirier. Chandler picked up a signaling first-round KO win to announce his arrival in the promotion.
Who do you think takes home the $75,000 bonus award? Do let us know in the comments section.