UFC 300 Press Conference: Dana White Agrees To $300k Performance Bonuses

Given the spectacle brought on by the build up to UFC 300, this week’s press conference promised to bring something special, and a seeming impromptu pair of agreements made by Dana White delivered on that promise.

During the presser, Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie raised the topic surrounding recent rumblings of MMA pioneer Mark Coleman presenting the BMF belt following the matchup between Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway, to which the UFC CEO promptly agreed.

Additionally, increased performance bonuses were suggested, and White without hesitation raised the bonus pay from $50,000 to 300,000 for the monumental event.

 

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“What should it be raised to,” White said following the question regarding UFC 300 Bonus Pay. After multiple fighters in attendance called for $300,000, an agreement was met without pushback.

“300, it’s done,” White said.

By comparison to other performance bonus increases, this leap is absolutely massive, matching the stacked nature of UFC 300 itself. But, increases for milestone events is typical for the organization, issuing performance pay bumps in the past at UFC 100, 129, and 262.

Naturally, the presser also got some tempers flaring between former titleholder Jamahal Hill and current UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Periera. Hill may have started the antics, but the 205-pound king issued a definitive statement on what he has planned for Saturday night that really set things off.

“I will make you remember this moment.” – UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira’s threat to Jamahal Hill

 

Press Conference Highlights:

UFC 300 Fight Card & Odds

Alex Pereira (c) -130 vs. Jamahal Hill +110, light heavyweight title

Zhang Weili (c) -360 vs. Yan Xiaonan +280, women’s strawweight title

Justin Gaethje -230 vs. Max Holloway +190, “BMF” title — lightweights

Arman Tsarukyan -240 vs. Charles Oliveira +200, lightweights

Bo Nickal -2800 vs. Cody Brundage +1400, middleweights

Aleksandar Rakic -135 vs. Jiri Prochazka +115, light heavyweights

Aljamain Sterling -135 vs. Calvin Kattar +115, featherweights

Kayla Harrison -450 vs. Holly Holm +350, bantamweights

Diego Lopes -125 vs. Sodiq Yusuff +105, featherweights

Jalin Turner -250 vs. Renato Moicano +205, lightweights

Marina Rodriguez -120 vs. Jessica Andrade +100, women’s strawweights

Bobby Green -190 vs. Jim Miller +160, lightweights

Deiveson Figueiredo -300 vs. Cody Garbrandt +240, bantamweights

 

(h/t CBSSports.com)

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