Dana White Narrates How He Refused To Increase UFC 200’s Fight Bonuses To $200,000: ‘These People Are Making A Lot Of Money…’

At the historic UFC 300 pay-per-view event, UFC CEO Dana White increased the performance incentives from the customary $50,000 to an incredible $300,000. But at UFC 200 a century and a hundred numbered events ago, things were different. On July 9, 2016, the card was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the same location as the most recent event.
Dana White

Dana White

At the historic UFC 300 pay-per-view event, UFC CEO Dana White increased the performance incentives from the customary $50,000 to an incredible $300,000. But at UFC 200 a century and a hundred numbered events ago, things were different. On July 9, 2016, the card was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the same location as the most recent event.
Before the show, White was questioned about if he would think about increasing the performance incentives to $200,000 in accordance with the precedent set at UFC 100. White was not having any of it, quickly dismissing the concept and pointing out that, in contrast to prior events, the fighters made substantial and sufficient amounts of money.
"No, bonuses are the same. No, these people are making a lot of money now, man. No. [I'm] knocking them down to $25,000 for this fight."
Regarding its main event, UFC 200 saw a stunning turn of events as top fighters Conor McGregor and Jon Jones were originally scheduled to headline but were pulled for a variety of reasons. In the end, Amanda Nunes lost to bantamweight champion Miesha Tate when she defended her championship.
Dana White has advanced significantly. Unlike UFC 200, the boss agreed to increase the payouts to an incredible $300,000 this past weekend. That was not all, though, as White also pledged to pay additional competitors who performed well that evening but fell short of the UFC 300 bonus winners.
Following the announcement of the bonuses at the post-fight press conference, White listed four other competitors whom he would ensure received their just compensation.
"It wasn’t difficult at all [to assign performance bonuses]. I mean, if you were watching these fights tonight, it was pretty – it’s pretty clear but this was one of those special nights. Obviously, I’m going to take care of [Deiveson] Figueiredo. I’ll take care of [Renato] Moicano, Diego [Lopes], Kayla [Harrison]. Take care of those guys too. We’re going to make sure everybody leaves here in a good mood and feeling like they got what they deserved," he said.
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