After Max Holloway stopped Jose Aldo in the third round to become the undisputed UFC featherweight champion, he told UFC president Dana White he wanted a $50,000 bonuses for his efforts. The champion asks and the champion shall receive.
Holloway along with Jose Aldo, Claudia Gadelha, and Brian Kelleher earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses for their fights at Saturday’s UFC 212.
Gadelha and Kelleher got “Performance of the Night” awards. Holloway and Aldo took home “Fight of the Night”.
Gadelha (15-2) become the first woman to ever stop Karolina Kowalkiewicz when she submitted the Polish in the first round at the 3:03 mark with a rear-naked choke.
Kelleher (17-7) not only pulled off the upset of the night when made quick work of veteran Iuri Alcantara but also had the best interview of the night. During his post-fight with Brian Stann, Kelleher had some words for White and UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby.
“Dana, that’s No. 13 in a row!,” Kelleher screamed. “I just took No. 13 out! I want a top-10 guy! I don’t want this slow pace! Feed me to the sharks! I’m ready!”
Kelleher didn't stop there. Before he exited the octagon, he had a parting shot for White and Shelby.
“Hey! Sean Shelby, Dana White! 50 Gs!,” he yelled. “Change my life! I came to Brazil and took out their hometown boy!”
UFC 212 took place from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card aired on pay-per-view with prelims taking place on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.