Maldonado paid bonus despite loss

by Ariel Helwani | source:

Fabio Maldonado is a happy Zuffa employee.

A month after his vicious loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC 153, the Brazilian posted on his Facebook page that the UFC has taken care of him and then some.

"This is a good or bad news," he wrote in his native Portuguese. "I just got a check in the mail from UFC, and I would like to share with friends and fans that for the fourth time, even getting my ass whooped like I had last fight, the UFC sent me more money than I would get if I had won the fights. Thanks Dana [White], Lorenzo [Fertitta], Joe Silva."

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BaraoKix site profile image  

11/25/12 5:46 PM by BaraoKix

It would be comparable to being a BJ dealer and having Dana sit down at your table...

Jaybrone site profile image  

11/25/12 5:03 PM by Jaybrone

The guy took a fight no one really wanted to take. He took a severe beating and never stopped trying even when it was obvious he was getting destroyed. You have to respect this guys heart. And these kinds of things happen all the time in Zuffa it is no secret that they take care of their guys beyond what is reported to the AC's. And good on them those that hate on Dana and co for hording proffits only look at the reported purses. By all accounts most fighters are getting taken care of in bonuses not reported to commissions. 

SonOfThePeepHole site profile image  

11/25/12 3:53 AM by SonOfThePeepHole

He's well regarded amongst the zuffa brass it would seem right Cindy?

CindyO site profile image  

11/25/12 3:50 AM by CindyO

Will watch Maldonado fight any time!   Cindy

Punch Bag site profile image  

11/25/12 2:41 AM by Punch Bag

I'm happy for him and thankful to Dana.

kinson site profile image  

11/25/12 2:01 AM by kinson

Good for Fabio!More guys should be like that. Not take so many punches but the fight anyone, anywhere attitude. Glad to see zuffa paying a guy most of us want the rest to be like. See and fighter that came up with bull shit Excuses to fight.

Snayke13 site profile image  

11/25/12 1:10 AM by Snayke13

My thoughts exactly. Ridiculous chin and heart.Would be nice to see him at 185 after some time off.

KickassMcrad site profile image  

11/24/12 11:50 PM by KickassMcrad

Thank you Uncle Dana and Uncle Lorenzo!

SonOfThePeepHole site profile image  

11/24/12 11:10 PM by SonOfThePeepHole


knuckleballs site profile image  

11/24/12 10:42 PM by knuckleballs

Man, Glover is a bad man. I wonder how many guys didn't want that fight on short notice...