Jared Papazian Awarded Monetary Bonus for UFC on FX Performance

February 26, 2012
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UFC president Dana White followed through on his word and took care of the little guy.

Bantamweight Jared Papazian, whom many thought was robbed of a “Fight of the Night” award alongside Mike Easton at the recent UFC on FX event on Jan. 20, was recently given a $15,000 bonus for his efforts. MMAWeekly.com learned of the bonus through Papazian’s manager, Darin Harvey.

The promotion originally awarded the fight night bonus to Pat Barry and Christian Morecraft for their main card performances, but fans immediately let White know they disagreed via Twitter. The UFC boss’ response was a positive one, showing an appreciation for fan passion.

“I love fans going crazy over the (Fight of the Night) bonus,” White said via the social media platform. “I will take care of Easton & Papazian.”

It is unknown if Easton was given a similar bonus, as neither he nor his representation were available for comment.

Papazian made his debut against Easton at UFC on FX, and is currently awaiting an offer for his next fight. A few weeks after defeating Papazian, Easton was booked to face Yves Joubin at UFC on Fuel TV 3 on May 15.

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  • That was a good fight.

  • fitefan

    Glad they recognized this fight.
    What Barry did escaping the arm bar and comeing back to win was amazing in itself for sure.
    Perhaps a comeback of the night bonus needs to be added.
    We just saw another one where Okami outstruck Boetsch in the first, out wrestled Boetsch in the second, and then Boetsch let it all hang out and wtf finished Okami with some devestating uppercuts in the begining of the third.

  • eidosrock

    Yeah, I’m definitely on-board with a Comeback of the night bonus. That way more fighters get recognized for what they do. For example, when Lesnar submitted Carwin with a pretty basic arm triangle, The UFC called it SOTN, even though Chris Lytle hit an amazing Triangle/armbar on Matt Brown on the same night.

    What Lesnar did was awesome, but it wasn’t an awesome submission. It was an awesome comeback.