Dana White Agrees To Raise UFC 300 Bonuses To $300,000

Dana White was put on the spot about raising the bonus awards at UFC 300 during yesterday’s pre-fight press conference and the UFC CEO came up big with his response.

During the presser White was asked by MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn about another pressing matter leading into the event – whether Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje’s request to have UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman present the belt to the winner of the ‘BMF’ title would be granted.

“Done!” White exclaimed to widespread cheers from the crowd.

Bohn then pushed the boat out further by asking White if he’d also honor their request to have the bonuses raised for the event.

“What should it be raised to?” White asked.

“300 [thousand]!” the likes of Jamahal Hill and Max Holloway could be heard shouting from up on stage.

“300, it’s done!” White declared to a roar of approval from both the fans and the fighters.

Going back to UFC 100 in July of 2009 White had dished out $100,000 bonuses, but at UFC 200 in July of 2016 it was back to $50,000, so $300,000 is a huge increase from the norm and means that at a minimum the promotion will be writing $1,200,000 worth of performance bonus cheques on Saturday night.

“Stop asking me questions!” White joked afterwards.

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