The Former UFC Champion Michael Bisping Claims Old Title Belts Cost $300,000 Each! UFC unveiled the new title belt design on January 18, 2019. Henry Cejudo was the first man who put the new UFC belt around his waist. \u201cThe Messenger\u201d TKO'd Bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw in 32 seconds to defend a UFC Flyweight title in the main event of UFC Fight Night 143, on January 19, 2019. The opinion of the fight fans and MMA community are divided. While some criticize, others praise new design. But one detail is different. The defending champs will only get a new stone on their title plates from now on, not a new belt for every successful title defense. Check the tweet below for more details. https:\/\/twitter.com\/ufc\/status\/1086275509623771136 Michael Bisping revealed the potential reason why UFC decided to make this change in the recent episode of his podcast. \u201cThe Count\u201d says the former Light Heavyweight champ Rashad Evans told him that Dana White once mentioned the manufacture of each old belt cost an impressive $300,000! (h\/t Fightful.com) \u201cRashad Evans, former champion, has a belt at home,\u201d Bisping said. \u201cHe was having a conversation with Dana White, Dana White told him that the old belts, the ones that we have are worth $300,000 each. \u201cThat\u2019s what Dana White told Rashad Evans. Mine\u2019s just been gathering dust back there. There\u2019s another one in the other room just gathering dust, if I\u2019d known they were worth $600,000 between them I might get them insured for one and then they get stolen \u2026 I\u2019m joking. \u201cI might at least put them in some kind of case and keep the dust off of them. Apparently Rashad Evans swears they\u2019re worth $300,000 apiece. Which yeah, I was happy. That\u2019s good to know.\u201d It looks like this move will save a lot of money, especially in the cases of dominant champions like Demetrious Johnson, Jose Aldo or Anderson Silva. What do you think, did the big cost forced UFC to design a new belt?