Despite scrapped UFC 141 fight, Matt Riddle, Luis Ramos earn full payouts

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sparky
12/31/11 7:30:30AM
UFC welterweights Matt Riddle (5-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Luis Ramos (19-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) lost the opportunity to compete at UFC 141, but they did not lose out on a paycheck.

In fact, according to UFC officials, both fighters went home with not only their "show" money but also with their win bonuses, as well.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the promotion's decision from sources within the organization.

Riddle vs. Ramos was scheduled to be the second fight of the Friday night's fight card at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and was slated to stream on Facebook. However, Riddle was ill throughout the day of the fight and was ultimately unable to gain clearance to compete.


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scoozna
12/31/11 7:40:10AM
See, the UFC has a heart. I'm surprised about the win bonus though.
Lesnar1
12/31/11 9:37:04AM
Easy Payday.
Twenty20Dollars
12/31/11 12:36:52PM
I thought they were only getting their show pay. Interesting.
Twenty20Dollars
12/31/11 1:07:16PM
I mean Merry Christmas
tcunningham
12/31/11 2:34:06PM
very impressive work by the ufc. never expected this. figured that if riddle cant fight he cant get paid. for the Ultimate Fighting Championship
FlashyG
12/31/11 3:50:48PM
thats interesting to me. I'd have paid them their show money and thats it to prevent people from trying to take advantage of Zuffa.

If you think you're going to lose your fight its financially better for you to pull out than to fight and lose under this format.

pmoney
12/31/11 5:45:29PM
I get the feeling this is strictly a holiday deal.
Geoffo
12/31/11 7:59:07PM

Posted by pmoney

I get the feeling this is strictly a holiday deal.



Yeah, its good of the UFC to pay them, seeing how they got ill so close to their fight. They have families to feed, well done Zuffa
tmas
1/1/12 1:24:19AM
they "showed" to fight but didnt get cleared therefore they get the money. Win bonus really surprised about.
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