And to think, Tony Ferguson is the asshole of the group. Image via yfrog
Winning The Ultimate Fighter may no longer signify that you’ll be a force in your division for years to come. Or even a relevant name in your division. Or even that you have job security. But it does mean that you now have a six figure contract with the UFC, and if you happen to knock the other guy out in the process, you’ll pocket an additional 40k for “Knock Out of the Night” bonus. See? The show hasn’t completely lost its luster.
Other fighters pocketing 40k for their performances were Kyle Kingsbury, Fabio Maldonado and Reuben Duran. Kingsbury and Maldonado were awarded “Fight of the Night” honors for their three round scrap that saw both men leaving the cage battered. Also, Reuben Duran took home a “Submission of the Night” bonus for his rear-naked choke victory over Francisco Rivera. For those keeping score, this is the second straight card to have only one fight end via submission, with the winner utilizing a rear-naked choke.