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UFC 106 Aftermath: End of Night Bonuses, Griffin vs. Ortiz III + More


(Tito Ortiz complains about not getting UFC 106‘s Fight of the Night bonus, and disputes the scoring of his match against Forrest Griffin. Koscheck’s expression at 2:34-2:36 pretty much sums it up. Props: Cagewriter)

— Though Josh Koscheck and Dana White have reportedly butted heads in the past, it’s clear that Kos is back on DW’s good side. For his second-round submission of Anthony Johnson at UFC 106 last night, Koscheck picked up both the $70,000 Submission of the Night bonus, and a $70,000 Fight of the Night bonus (which Johnson also received). As Dana White explained, "I have to publicly say that [Koscheck] always steps up, always wants to fight, fights the best in the world, and I’m blown away with his performance tonight." Still, is that enough justification to reward the chaotic mess that Koscheck vs. Johnson turned out to be?

Koscheck’s $140,000 bonus take adds to the $106,000 in show/win money he earned from the fight, meaning he came up just short of headliners Ortiz and Griffin, who were paid $250,000 in disclosed salary. UFC 106′s Knockout of the Night bonus went to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who needed just under two minutes to run over Luis Cane.


— Though Koscheck declared himself "the #1 freakin’ contender in the [welterweight] division" after his win over Johnson, he won’t be leapfrogging Dan Hardy for the next shot at Georges St. Pierre‘s belt. GSP vs. Hardy is already slated for February, and Koscheck said he hopes to fight again in December or January.

— After losing his rematch against Forrest Griffin, Tito Ortiz had just one thing on his mind: Rubber match. Particularly, one that would come after a head-to-head coaching stint on TUF 11. "It’d be awesome. We’d break records with that one…Dana and I talked before about possibly another (coaching stint on) ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. I don’t know. It’s in Dana’s hands." Griffin said he was open to the idea, but White wouldn’t comment on it other to say that a rubber match between the two is possible.

— The only fight on the card that wasn’t shown on either the pay-per-view broadcast or Spike’s preliminary card broadcast (or both) was Caol Uno vs. Fabricio Camoes — and for good reason. After Camoes was deducted a point for illegal kicks to Uno’s head, the fight ended in a majority draw (29-27 Uno, 28-28 x 2).

— UFC 106 took in $3 million in live gate revenue from 10,529 attendees, which is the smallest crowd for a UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center since UFC 64.

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LetMeStickItInYourRua- November 23, 2009 at 9:17 am
Hey Tito. I'm real happy for you and I'm gonna let you finish.....but Shogun Rua had one of the best decision screwjobs of all time
nova123- November 23, 2009 at 8:22 am
Not a fan of Kos or Rumble. Glad Rumble lost. Hardy has no place being around GSP. Sells tickets though.
fACE7biter- November 23, 2009 at 7:38 am
@karate is back
Duuuude good looks, I almost forgot about that. That armbar by Sotiropoulos was fucking beautiful, he fought for that thing. Actuallly, Kendral Groves triangle chocke was also better Koschecks rear naked. Is Koscheck blowing someone at Zuffa? All in all, every bonus that night went ot the wrong party. Brian Foster def should have got KO of the night, and Volkman/Thiago should have been Fight of the Night.

Far as Forrest/Tito goes, I wanted Tito to win, but def think Forrest won. If he was stronger in round 1 and 2 maybe, but the fact is he spent all of round 3 getting picked apart. You can't award a fighter a W who gets pummeled on his feet for an entire round. Not sure how Tito developed such a huge hole in his stand up, considering his ground work looked almost as sharp as ever. He needs to work on it though.
MachidaVsSilva- November 23, 2009 at 7:14 am
God it must suck to choose between interviewing Tito and Koschek. Which disillusioned d-bag do I want to hear whine for the next five minutes?
virpz- November 23, 2009 at 7:02 am
I am glad iv stoped the streaming at the 1:05 minutes.
Crap Factory- November 23, 2009 at 5:27 am
Boy am I glad I didn't pay for this.
karate is back- November 23, 2009 at 1:08 am
George Sotiropoulos should have got submission of the night with that armcrush to armbar beautiful jiu-jitsu!

I also believe that Ben Saunders deserved the Knockout of the Night.
ZombieRock- November 22, 2009 at 9:39 pm
Koscheck with his 'struck by lightning' clown cut can drink some dick water. Fuck that cat for real.
Vargas- November 22, 2009 at 8:34 pm
I found it kinda funny that Kos at one point after the "knee incident" forgot his eye hurt and as soon as he noticed the camera on him, started blinking.

UFC is lucky to have him tho, he'll draw more and more crowds just to see someone beat him up...
Kevin Marshall- November 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm
Koscheck faked a knee to the head, then switched to exaggerating his eye once he heard the crowd booing the replays that showed Johnson missed (disclaimer: Johnson still would've been docked a point either way because he did try to knee a downed opponent).

Then, Kos poked Johnson in the eye twice, and I'll be goddamned if it wasn't intentional both times. THEN he cuts a promo after the fight insisting that he, and not Dan Hardy, is the rightful #1 contender.

Who needs Lesnar? Congratulations, Kos. You are now the most pro wrestling-est heel in Mixed Martial Arts.
Smitty- November 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm
Bens, I'll kick the shit out of you if you ever make me watch another video of Tito talking that long again. Now try me!
eelcozy- November 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm
I loved Joe Rogan's rant about somehow making gloves that keep the fingers away.

Joe Rogan wants the UFC to adopt fighting mittens!
vengful1- November 22, 2009 at 2:35 pm
It's good to see Koscheck's eye has healed. I was really worried for him.
tnbp- November 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm
I had Forrest winning that fight, myself. I thought he took the 2nd and 3rd rounds. If I remember right, Tito took him down only once in the 2nd and Forrest ended up sweeping him to dominant position, where he did some damage of his own up to the bell. But prior to that, Forrest was way, way ahead of Tito in the standup game. That one takedown probably would have given him the round had Forrest not swept him. But as it stands, I had Tito losing-- and not just because I hate him with all me heart. ;)
Clyde- November 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm
Koscheck, that's almost enough to make me like you.

Tito, shut the fuck up. Win a couple of fights and I'll start to care what you have to say again. You weren't robbed, the first two rounds were pretty close, the 3rd was definitely a Forrest's. The 30-27 was probably unfair, but you didn't do anything impressive to clearly earn a win there.
Disco-Platypus- November 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm
Did Tito Ortiz honestly attempt to brag about this Squat numbers at the end of the press conference? Ha ha, wow.
Ascerendant- November 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm
100% agreed : Sotiropoulos was Sub of the night. How they can prefer Kos' choke is a mystery to me.
robthom- November 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm
Listening to tito talk really reminds me of listening to OJ Simpson talking.
That completely sociopathic, ego driven detachment from reality.
Its like in his mind we're all just living in his world and he shares his words and charisma with us out of a purely altruistic generosity.

I mean just watch as within 20 seconds he effortlessly segues through, I only sparred once, I gave my my heart and soul 100%, my training camp was as good as can be, I dont look to make excuses.

Thats only the first 20-30 seconds of tito "giving the fans the tito ortiz that they wanted".
Zyz Zyx- November 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm
Clearly, Kos is a master tactician. He found and exploited Anthony Johnson's one weakness: the repeated eye poke.
Dmonicideals- November 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm
Tito fucked himself the same way Vera and Shogun did: trying to cruise to a safe win thinking you won more of the 1st few rounds than you actually did. Finish fights bitches, it's a sure way of proving you won.


Look at Koscheck go, he did such a great acting job, Dana gave him actors pay.
Zenom- November 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Coming to a bookshelf nearest you. "Ortiz and Mitrione's Big Book of Excuses."
ArmFarmer- November 22, 2009 at 11:43 am
Forrest shouldn't have won. A tie at best, that's what I was predicting before they announced the decision. Tito won the first two rounds, Forrest won the 3rd and it was lopsided enough to give a 10-8, so imo it should have been a draw. I'd have to watch again but Forrest got battered in rd1 so you might could even give tito a 10-8 on that one.

All in all though, if Tito wanted to win that fight he shouldn't have played human fucking punching bag in the 3rd. He didn't even try in the 3rd round he did nothing so he has no room to complain.
mthomas- November 22, 2009 at 11:24 am
WTF?? How does Koscheck/Johnson win FOTN? What a clusterfuck that was. My favorite part was Koscheck's Oscar-worthy performance on the mat after the knee to the head. Too bad he started by grabbing at the WRONG eye. Rampage may have some competition as far as fighter-turned-actor.

Also, can someone clue me in as to why Forrest won the fight? It was kind of loud where I was watching the fight. As much as I can't stand Tito, I kinda thought he won the first 2 rounds. Of course, I also thought that Forrest won the first fight....

I actually LOL'd when Tito started talking about how he was injured from training. This, after talking smack in the previews about how now that he was back to 100%, they were gonna be carrying Forrest out on a stretcher. I for one, have ZERO fucking interest in seeing a rubber match btwn these two.

Oh, and Sotiropolous should have won Submission of the night. That was the REAL robbery...
Goog- November 22, 2009 at 10:56 am
Tito spent more time defending himself at the press conference than he did in the octagon.

Then he went on to say he broke records and no one in history has come back from an injury like he did. He just said it... then he believed it. Thus it is now fact.

Then you can see Dana laugh when Tito says he fought Zuffa and won for all the other fighters.

Then a bunch of college kids decided to make a drinking game out of his interviews using the expressions "heart and soul" and "thought I won the fight."

Also... if he's going to use his non-issue, 100% healed surgically repaired back as his excuse, he should at least be consistent in his guesses as to which part was bulging.

I'd rather see someone else beat him up now. No interest in Forrest doing it a third time.
MentalyptiC- November 22, 2009 at 10:43 am
So glad Forrest won that one, his past loss was embarrassing and losing to a punk like Tito would be horrendous. So sick of Tito's freestyle explanations/ramblings about his training, condition, effort, whatever, he should just go away, stick to tossing hotdogs down epic hallways.
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