Nate Diaz caps off career performance with Fight of the Night bonus

Love him or hate him, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz is here to stay. The controversial competitor was in as fine a form as ever last night at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem where he tenderized Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone like a thick, juicy steak headed for the grill, peppering him with shots for the fifteen minute duration of their co-headlining bout.

In the end Diaz’s convincing decision win not only earned him the respect of all onlookers but an additional $75,000 for his role in the show’s Fight of the Night. Cerrone also received the bonus’ attached cash.

Another PPV performer was awarded $75,000 for his showing on Friday evening in the form of Johny Hendricks. The former NCAA wrestling champion’s twelve-second smackdown of perennial contender Jon Fitch took Knockout of the Night honors.

Based on the card’s lack of submissions no related bonus was issued.

MMATraining Take: No arguments here though I would have liked to see Alexander Gustafsson get a knockout bonus as well since his win over Vladimir Matyushenko was equally impressive and the UFC didn’t have to hand out a Submission of the Night.

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