Dana White Gave Alex Pereira $303,000 Bonus After UFC 303 TKO Win

UFC light-heavyweight champion Alex Pereira managed to talk his way into a huge, well earned bonus from Dana White after his UFC 303 TKO victory over Jiri Prochazka on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

According to Pereira’s coach Plinio Cruz, White had originally intended to give the star the traditional $50,000 ‘performance of the night’ bonus award after the fight, but after talking to him backstage he ramped it up to a far bigger amount.

““He was talking to Dana in the back, and they were talking about a bunch of stuff, and Dana said, ‘As a matter of fact, you won Performance of the Night.’ And he said, ‘$303,000?’ He goes, ‘No, no, no, $50,000,’” Cruz said on The MMA Hour.

”But reality of the fact is, he did not. They gave $300,000 bonuses for [UFC] 300 and [Pereira] did not get Performance of the Night. They gave two to Max [Holloway], so he was a little bit salty about that.

“And I think because of all their history and then taking the fight on two weeks’ [notice], Dana looked at him and said, ‘You know what, man? I’m going to take care of you. You’ve got the $303,000.’ He even joked, he said buy a supercar with that money. [Pereira] goes, ‘I’ve got enough supercars.’ He wants a Cybertruck.”

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