UFC honchos, fighters and fans have long cherished the unique ritual that is the post-fight bonus check. However, UFC president Dana White has now suggested that, thanks to all of these (expletive) crybaby comments about fighter pay from all these (expletive) who don't know (expletive) about business, the UFC might do away with those bonuses. Happy now, bro? You like that? Be careful what you (expletive) complain about, people.
But take heart. As this saga continues to unfold, I believe White and the rest of the UFC brain trust will be buoyed to learn that I, slideshow writer Scott Harris from Bleacher Report, am standing strong against these nefarious forces. I will never allow some uninformed, unruly, unsanitary mob to dictate how or whether I distribute my UFC post-fight accolades.
For the uninitiated, my bonuses are exactly like those of the UFC, except they cover the entire month and don't offer "pay" in the traditional sense. Rather, for reasons of marketplace economics that are too complex to explain in this space, I offer slideshow slides instead of dollars. Chuckle if you must. Just don't forget that you could be looking at the primary bonus model of the future! Not chuckling anymore, are you? I thought not.
So without further ado, and with my fist raised defiantly to the heavens, I offer my selections for UFC knockout, submission and fight of the month.
In addition to these staples, I've been known to throw in some random bonus bonuses. Did I do that this month? Read on, why don't you. And if you're interested, check out the May bonuses here.