‘Done!’ Dana White Approves Record-High Bonuses For UFC 300, Fighters Rejoice

The UFC will be cutting bigger checks than usual for UFC 300.

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(via @ufc - X)

Dana White was the man of the hour at the UFC 300 press conference.

The metaphorical bar continues to get raised for the landmark event on Saturday, which includes a plethora of former or current champions and talented contenders filling the card from top to bottom.

The UFC is making sure to pull out all the stops this fight week, from custom fighter trunks to having all 26 fighters competing at UFC 300 on stage for Thursday’s mega-press conference at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Money, Money, Money

As it turns out, the fighters weren’t the only ones fielding questions from the media. In the middle of the presser, UFC CEO Dana White was asked by MMA reporter Mike Bohn if we could see bigger performance bonuses in play for the massive event. 

“What should it be raised to?” White responded to the question.

BMF Champion Justin Gaethje voiced that it should $100K but his opponent, former UFC Champion Max Holloway and other fighters on stage suggested that it should be a whopping $300K instead. 

“300, it’s done!” White answered, to the overwhelming approval of the fighters and fans in attendance.

“Stop asking me questions,” White later joked.

The Bonus Increase Sparked Quite The Reaction

With more money on the line at UFC 300, the fighters celebrated on stage, clapping, cheering and some even banging on the tables in front of them. The fans started a ‘Dana’ chant after the UFC CEO raised the stakes, tripling the standard $50K bonus. 

“Huge shout out @danawhite and the @ufc upping the bonuses to $300k!” UFC superstar Conor McGregor wrote on ‘X’. “Life changing money for many on the card. To look after your fighters is paramount! God speed Dana and team at @ufc, onwards and upwards! What a time to be alive! Have a great showing ladies and gents.”

In addition to the bonuses, Dana White gave the green light to former UFC Heavyweight Champion Mark Coleman to wrap the BMF belt around the winner of Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway in the Octagon, come fight night.

Who will end up taking the unprecedented $300K bonus home? Find out this weekend at UFC 300.

Keep up with Middle Easy’s coverage of UFC 300 all week long from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Published on April 12, 2024 at 12:05 am
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