Coach reveals that Alex Poatan received a 'pleasure' from Dana White after knockout at UFC 303

Poatan's trainer, Plinio Cruz reveals that champion received a bonus of around R$1,7 million for knocking out Prochazka

Alex Poatan is the current UFC light heavyweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC

Alex Poatán at a UFC press conference. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC

Those who do not risk do not snack. Right after knocking out Jiri Prochazka and defend the light heavyweight belt (up to 93 kg) in the main fight of UFC 303, last Saturday (29), Alex Poatán he used the microphone to ask Dana White for a 'full-bodied' bonus for his performance. And, apparently, the request was granted.

Participating in the podcast 'The MMA Hour', last Monday (1), Plinio Cruz, Poatan's trainer, revealed that the champion received a bonus worth US$ 303 thousand (approximately R$ 1,7) from Dana White million). Typically, 'Performance of the Night' bonuses are worth US$50 (approximately R$283).


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“He was talking to Dana backstage and Dana told him he had won the Performance of the Night bonus. Poatan asked: '$303?' And he said, 'No, no, $50.' But in fact, they gave a $300 bonus at the UFC 300 and Poatan did not receive it. They gave two to Max Holloway. I think because of the whole story and because he got the fight two weeks ago, Dana looked at him and said, 'You know what, man? I'll take care of you. You'll earn $303.' He even told Alex to buy a super car with that money and he replied that he already had enough cars. He wants a Cybertruck”, said the coach.

The knockout on Jiri Prochazka No. UFC 303 marked the second defense of the Alex Poatán in light heavyweights (up to 93 kg). The Brazilian now has eight wins, seven knockouts, two title wins and two title defenses in nine fights in the Ultimate Octagon.


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