UFC president Dana White handed UFC flyweight winner Deiveson Figueiredo $50,000 in income and admitted he snubbed him of a bonus at UFC 255.
Figueiredo had an remarkable performance at UFC 255 final weekend as he submitted challenger Alex Perez in the first spherical with a guillotine choke for his initial official title defense. Pursuing the celebration, the UFC handed out its customary article-fight bonuses. Winning “Performance of the Night” was Antonina Shevchenko and Joaquin Buckley, and “Fight of the Night” went to Sasha Palatnikov and Louis Cosce. In some way, White didn’t give Figueiredo a reward despite obtaining a great end in a title struggle. He was snubbed.
Figueiredo was seemingly upset by the UFC not giving him the reward, and it produced controversy on line as enthusiasts and media had been puzzled about why Figueiredo was snubbed. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed and the marketing was at some point ready to appease Figueiredo and get him to indication a new contract to battle Brandon Moreno in 3 weeks at UFC 256. Now, it appears that White has recognized his mistake and desires to make fantastic.
In a online video posted on social media on Wednesday, Figueiredo’s manager Wallid Ismail and the flyweight champion can be witnessed in a assembly at the UFC headquarters with White, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby, and various other executives. In the online video, Figueiredo is handed a bag of income and White admits that he blew it not providing him a reward.
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“I f*cked up. I produced a error,” White reported.
It is fantastic to see White admit he produced a error and rapidly comprehend Figueiredo was as terribly snubbed for a bonus as you can get in MMA. He deserved his 50k, and thankfully White was in a position to dip into the UFC’s wallet to get Figueiredo the piece of the pie that he deserved. He’ll look to earn one more bonus following month versus Moreno at UFC 256.
Do you agree with Dana White that he created a error not providing Deiveson Figueiredo the reward just after UFC 255?