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UFC 141 Bonuses: Cerrone, Diaz And Hendricks Earn $75,000

Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz and Johny Hendricks each earned $75,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their work at UFC 141.

Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz

Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem may have gotten top billing, but Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz stole the show. The two lightweight contenders each earned $75,000 for their incredible fifteen-minute "Fight of Night" brawl in the co-main event of UFC 141.

"I hope I didn't look to sloppy, but I'm glad I got the win," Diaz said after picking up the unanimous decision win. "I want to thank Donald Cerrone for taking the fight. I'm sorry for all the s*** that went down."


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Meanwhile, "Knockout of the Night" was never in question. Johny Hendricks earned the $75,000 bonus after flattening top-three welterweight Jon Fitch in just 12 seconds with a left hook from hell. The stunning upset marked Fitch's first non-title loss since 2002 and was Hendricks' third straight UFC victory.

"What did I tell everybody? In every interview I did, I said that I had a left hand," Hendricks gushed. "Everybody has been counting me out. I knew if I hit him with it, I could lay him out."

Without a submission on the night's card, the bonus for "Submission of the Night" was withheld.

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