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UFC 300: $300,000 bonus for the BMF? Justin Gaethje demands six-figure bonus from Dana White for Max Holloway fight

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At UFC 300, Justin Gaethje will defend his BMF title against Max Holloway. The pair will compete against each other for the first time in their careers. Holloway and Gaethje are fresh off a win from their last fight and are brimming with confidence. Ahead of the highly anticipated fight, “The Highlight” appeared on the MMA Junkie show on YouTube.

In a conversation with moderator Mike Bohn, he shared his thought process before defending his title. The 35-year-old seemed very confident that he would win the fight. However, he put his demand before UFC CEO Dana White. Let's find out what the BMF champion wants from the UFC boss.

Justin Gaethje is asking for something big ahead of his UFC 300 fight

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Ever since the fight was announced, fans were very excited to watch the fight. Both fighters have a lot of mutual respect for each other, which makes the fight a little more interesting. Gaethje seemed very confident in his preparation in his interview and is confident going into the fight. However, he took the time to talk about his bonuses from his previous fights and also demanded a six-figure bonus from the UFC boss.

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The 35 year old said: “I had seven or nine bonuses in my first seven fights. Got 12 bonuses and 12 battles. I'm hoping this UFC 300 card brings a $300,000 bonus, and I'm always aiming for all of those things. Was there 50 back then? But I would like to say that there must be at least 100.”

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Bonuses have always been a part of the UFC and some fighters have earned a lot in the past. However, it will be interesting to see if Gaethje gets his demands met. The fighters also received numerous bonuses at UFC 298 and UFC 299. Let's inspect them.

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How much did the fighters make at UFC 298 and UFC 299?

UFC 298 and UFC 299 saw some of the best fighters take part in the event. Fans not only enjoyed the event but also experienced some setbacks. Former featherweight world champion Alexander Volkanovski received a whopping $750,000 bonus and his challenger Ilia Topuria received $350,000 guaranteed, excluding bonuses. Other fighters included Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa, who received $300,000 and $250,000 respectively.

At UFC 299, reigning bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley also put on a show for fans. He defeated his long-time rival Marlon Vera and defended the title. “Suga” earned a whopping $42,000 by following advertising guidelines. The 35-year-old Gaethje will look to defend his title and claim his bonuses. However, he has not yet received confirmation of his demands from Dana White.

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Do you think “The Highlight” gets what he wants at UFC 300? Let us know in the comments below.

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