Saturday was a triumphant night for Deiveson Figueiredo, but anything was certainly missing.
The Brazilian star’s initial UFC flyweight title defense couldn’t have absent greater. In his first fork out-for every-view headliner, Figueiredo desired a lot less than two minutes to safe a fight-ending guillotine choke against challenger Alex Perez. Typically a quick finish in a significant-profile bout like that would end result in a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for the victor, but Figueiredo was handed in excess of in favor of Joaquin Buckley and Antonina Shevchenko.
Nevertheless, it seems that UFC President Dana White has carried out proper by his flyweight winner. In an Instagram story posted by Figueiredo’s manager, Wallid Ismail, White is proven handing Figueiredo a bag of income for the duration of a meeting with him and Ismail, and admitting that he manufactured a oversight not supplying Figueiredo a bonus initially.
A clip of the experience was re-uploaded to Twitter and can be seen beneath:
“I f*cked up,” White claims in the video clip. “I created a error.”
Figueiredo is a single of the most strong finishers at 125 lbs ., and he’s no stranger to bonuses, getting gained a “Performance of the Night” for his championship-successful finish of Joseph Benavidez in July and a Combat of the Evening for his a few-spherical struggle with Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 240.
“Deus Da Guerra” is previously established for his future title struggle as he would make the quickest turnaround at any time by a UFC champion when he meets Brandon Moreno at UFC 256 on Dec. 12, just 21 times immediately after his earn around Perez.