Dana White announces unprecedented performance bonus for UFC 300

UFC 300, the coveted PPV of the promotion, is just days away and the MMA community is hyped up for the event. With exciting fights from top to bottom, the PPV promises to be one for ages, following the UFCs massive success with UFC 100 and UFC 200.

The UFC gives a $50K bonus for events and has previously provided a $100K bonus for UFC 100. Moreover, White has also given extra bonuses if the event turns out to be a massive success. With UFC 300 poised to be great, will White comply with the fighters’ wish to raise the bonus money?

UFC 300 performance bonus announced by Dana White

In normal scenarios, the UFC gives a total of $200K bonus. $50K bonus each for two fighters who win the Performance of the Night bonus and another $50k each for the Fight of the Night bonus winners. However, Dana White had raised it to $75k and a $100k bonus on numerous occasions.

At the pre-event press conference of UFC 300, Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie asked Dana about fighters wanting to increase the bonus for the event. White inquired how much should he raise to which Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway began to shout $300K. To the surprise of the fighters, White said, “$300,000. It’s done!”.

After Dana White agreed to raise it, fans and fighters began to applaud White with the chants of “Dana! Dana!” reverberating across the venue. Moreover, White also agreed to Holloway’s and Gaethje’s interest in Mark Coleman wrapping the BMF belt to the victor per MMA Junkie.

Coleman had saved his parents from a housefire and became a real-life hero which made Holloway suggest the idea. Gaethje too agreed as he had no interest in Jorge Masvidal, who put the BMF belt on him at UFC 291, doing it again.

The decision to increase the bonus received widespread praise from the MMA community on social media. Interestingly, the former two-division champion of the promotion was extremely happy about the decision.

Conor McGregor reacts to UFC 300 performance bonus announcement

Dana White’s announcement to increase the bonus did not go unnoticed by “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, the sport’s biggest superstar. McGregor expressed his happiness for the decision on the social media platform X.

“Huge shout out @danawhite and the @ufc upping the bonuses to $300k!,” tweeted McGregor and went on to state that the $300K bonus is life-changing money for many of the fighters on the card. The Irishman also wished good luck to the fighters to give their best at the event as well.

McGregor had earlier tweeted that he wanted customized green shorts with the American Dollar symbol on his return to the octagon, possibly at UFC 303 as leaked by Cody Durden, a UFC flyweight.

For UFC 300, the promotion had already provided customized shorts for Alex Pereira, Max Holloway, Justin Gaethje, and Zhang Weili.

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