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Chris Lytle Earns Two Fight Night Bonuses, Dan Hardy Not Cut From UFC

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He may be retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts, but he isn't walking out of the Octagon broke. UFC welterweight Chris Lytle has been awarded not only Fight of the Night honors by UFC brass, he's also been given Submission of the Night as well for his performance at UFC on Versus 5 against Dan Hardy. Both honors are worth $65,000, meaning Lytle takes home $130,000. UFC President Dan White Tweeted the news:

FON and SUB go to Lytle KO of the night cowboy they won 65k! Thank u Chris Lytle for 9 years of WARS and CLASS!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Dan Hardy is also a lucky man. 'The Outlaw' will also walk away with $65,000 and, surprisingly, his job still intact.

Will not cut @danhardymma I like guys that WAR!!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

This is surprising given that most fighters with four consecutive losses typically receive their walking papers. MMA legend Wanderlei Silva lost three in a row with the UFC before a win over Keith Jardine at UFC 84. Jardine himself lost four in a row before eventually being cut by the promotion. Off hand, I'm not sure if there's ever been a fighter who could potentially lose five a row, although Tito Ortiz lost four and had a draw all within five consecutive bouts.