Dana White Hands Conor McGregor $50K Bonus In Cash (Photos)

Conor McGregor made a lot of money from his UFC return last week. “The Notorious” made a $3 million flat fee for his appearance inside the Octagon, where he headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. It only took McGregor 40 seconds to take Cerrone out after some nasty shoulder […]

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Conor McGregor made a lot of money from his UFC return last week. “The Notorious” made a $3 million flat fee for his appearance inside the Octagon, where he headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight.

It only took McGregor 40 seconds to take Cerrone out after some nasty shoulder shots, which fractured Cerrone’s nose and orbital bone, a head-kick, and some nasty ground-and-pound. For his performance, McGregor was awarded a $50,000 Performance Of The Night bonus. While most fighters will usually have to wait a while for that money to be wired into their bank accounts, McGregor got his bonus money delivered in cold, hard cash from UFC president Dana White himself.

Taking to his Instagram, McGregor shared photos of himself, White, and former UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta enjoying some Proper 12 Irish Whiskey. During the photoshoot, McGregor was awarded huge stacks of cash by White. The Mac Life later confirmed that the cash was, in fact, McGregor’s bonus money. Check out the photos here.

McGregor picked up his first victory in combat sports competition since 2016 with his TKO over Cerrone. In his previous two combat outings, he was TKO’d by Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut in 2017, before being submitted in a lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of 2018.

Now, back in the win column, McGregor has plenty of options for his next contest. Those include a rematch with Nurmagomedov, a welterweight mega-money fight with Jorge Masvidal, or, perhaps even a welterweight title shot against current champion Kamaru Usman. Regardless of what’s next for McGregor, the fact remains, it’s going to be a massive contest, and the entire combat sports world will be watching.

What do you think about White handing McGregor his $50k bonus in cash? Who do you think should be next in line for McGregor?

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Dana White Lays Out What Has To Happen For Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya To Take Place

UFC president Dana White has discussed what needs to happen for Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya to become a reality. Jones and Adesanya both have their next title defenses set. “Bones” will put his light heavyweight title on the line against …

UFC president Dana White has discussed what needs to happen for Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya to become a reality. Jones and Adesanya both have their next title defenses set. “Bones” will put his light heavyweight title on the line against Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8 at UFC 247. “The Last Stylebender” will defend his […]

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Dana White Wants To Get On ‘Same Page’ As Justin Gaethje

UFC president Dana White plans on sitting down with Justin Gaethje and sorting out their differences. The two have been at odds in recent times over Conor McGregor seemingly getting the next lightweight title shot. Many believe Gaethje — currently on a three-fight winning streak — is deserving of facing the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov […]

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UFC president Dana White plans on sitting down with Justin Gaethje and sorting out their differences.

The two have been at odds in recent times over Conor McGregor seemingly getting the next lightweight title shot. Many believe Gaethje — currently on a three-fight winning streak — is deserving of facing the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.

However, White recently implied that Gaethje would be skipped over because he was turning down a number of fights offered to him. And with McGregor winning on his UFC return against Donald Cerrone this past weekend, the Irishman is all but guaranteed to get the next crack.

However, White plans on having a meeting with Gaethje in the near future so that they can get on the same page:

“There’s been all this, ‘What about Justin Gaethje’ stuff. The reality is, me and Justin Gaethje need to sit down and talk face to face and have a meeting,” White said at the UFC 246 post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). “So, we’ll probably do that in the next few weeks and sit down with him.

“I like Gaethje. Gaethje’s a great kid, and he’s a super talented guy, and he and I need to get on the same page.”

Gaethje is likely to remain unhappy if he doesn’t get the next title shot. But getting some assurances from White face to face should help his case to be next in line after McGregor.

What do you think of Gaethje’s situation?

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UFC Boss Dana White Urges Paulo Costa To Slow Down After Surgery

UFC president Dana White feels Paulo Costa is trying to rush things following surgery. Costa was set to meet Israel Adesanya next for the UFC middleweight title. Those plans changed when the Brazilian bruiser had to go under the knife. Yoel Romero will…

UFC president Dana White feels Paulo Costa is trying to rush things following surgery. Costa was set to meet Israel Adesanya next for the UFC middleweight title. Those plans changed when the Brazilian bruiser had to go under the knife. Yoel Romero will get the next crack at “The Last Stylebender.” While Costa has been […]

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Dana White: Conor McGregor Wants Khabib Nurmagomedov Next

Everyone wants to know who Conor McGregor will be fighting next. McGregor had a spectacular return to Octagon action over the weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020) when he took out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in their welterweight main event at UFC 246. After the event, UFC president Dana White was adamant that McGregor […]

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Everyone wants to know who Conor McGregor will be fighting next. McGregor had a spectacular return to Octagon action over the weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020) when he took out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in their welterweight main event at UFC 246.

After the event, UFC president Dana White was adamant that McGregor should fight UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov next. While McGregor said he’s not going to wait around for the Russian champion, who has an April title defense against Tony Ferguson coming up, White tells TMZ Sports the Irishman wants Nurmagomedov next.

“Conor wants Khabib, Conor always has lots of options,” White said. “He wants Khabib, that’s the fight he wants, and we’ll see what happens.”

White was then asked who he personally wants McGregor to fight next. The UFC boss agreed that Nurmagomedov is the fight that makes the most sense to him, as it’s important to both McGregor and “The Eagle’s” legacies.

“Well, I think Khabib makes sense too,” White said. “Listen, Khabib has never turned down a fight, the guy is 28-0, he’s one of the baddest dudes to ever do it, this fight is important for his legacy too.

“You start looking back on Khabib’s career, and if he goes undefeated and retires, you’re looking at the names, and the names mean everything. He beat Conor Mcgregor, he beat Tony Ferguson, he beat Conor McGregor again, he beat this guy and that guy.”

In response to this, the Nurmagomedov camp has said they don’t think McGregor truly deserves a rematch anytime soon. However, for the right price tag, they’re willing to run things back with the Irishman, who Nurmagomedov submitted back in October of 2018 at UFC 229.

What do you think about White saying McGregor wants Khabib next? Is that the fight you want to see next for “Notorious”?

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Dana White Says He & Justin Gaethje Need To Get On The Same Page

UFC president Dana White wants to have a sitdown with Justin Gaethje. It’s no secret that Gaethje isn’t happy with the UFC lightweight title picture. Conor McGregor is set to jump the line and face the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony…

UFC president Dana White wants to have a sitdown with Justin Gaethje. It’s no secret that Gaethje isn’t happy with the UFC lightweight title picture. Conor McGregor is set to jump the line and face the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson. It appears there is a disconnect as White claims Gaethje has turned […]

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