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.