Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor has urged the UFC top brass to boost the performance bounties for UFC 273
Former UFC double champion Conor McGregor has an idea in place for UFC 273. Apart from the usual fight night payouts, fighter strive to get the best finishes and performances to secure the extra $50,000.
McGregor was amused by the UFC 273 pre-fight press conference, and expressed his thoughts on Twitter. The ‘Notorious One’ addressed the no face-off show at the presser and urged that the UFC should continue the tradition and put on a show for the fans.
Apart from this, Conor also suggested that the UFC top brass must boost the performance bonuses for UFC 273 to $60,000. He believes that this action by the company will go a long way in motivating the fighters, which in turn will ensure exciting fights. He also added that the card has all the makings to be one of the best this year.
He reacted to the ceremonial press conference on Twitter by saying, ‘Great to see all the young pups up there @ufc today! We do face offs always here. Correct this going forward. Awesome stuff! Is it a “big fights feel” somewhat right now with this card? I think so! Let’s go fighters, bring it home! 60g’z Dana! Up the bonus, let them go for it!’
Mcgregor also sent out his words of encouragement for fellow Paradigm Sports client Mackenzie Dern who faces Tecia Torres this Saturday.
UFC announces new ‘Fan Bonus of the Night’
The UFC announced on Thursday that apart from the regular Performance and Fight of the Night bonuses, UFC 273 pay-per-view (PPV) event will introduce the Fan Bonus of the Night.
In association with Crypto.com the company has announced a special fan bonus that will be paid through bitcoin. The winner of this bonus in particular will be decided via live fan votes. Fans will be able to vote for three of their favorite fighters during all UFC pay-per-view events.
As per MMA reporter Aaron Bronsteter, the fighter who earns the most fan votes will earn $30,000. The second-place fighter will receive $20,000, and the third-place fighter will take home $10,000 in bitcoins.
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