Some good news has come out of the criminal robbery of Nam Phan thanks to the judges at The Ultimate Fighter finale this weekend. Cindy O on The UG has stated that UFC president Dana White — who believed Nam Phan won the fight like every educated mixed martial arts fan — paid Nam Phan his win bonus for the night.
It is a great gesture from White and shows that while he may be a bit brash at times, he does take good care of his fighters and gives them the bonuses that they deserve.
Nam Phan confirmed the news to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour today.
“Dana white came by backstage and told me, ‘You’re getting your win bonus because you won that fight,’ ” Phan said. “I thought business is business, and I just thought if I lost, I lost, and I would only get my base pay. That’s how it usually goes. But the UFC – Dana White takes care of the fighters. I really appreciate that.”