Machida: I felt like a hitman after boss bonus for beating Tito


UFC president Dana White and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz have a history so long and contentious White once quipped that they needed couples therapy. White recently said he wrote Lyoto Machida a personal check after "The Dragon" defeated Tito Ortiz.

Machida said the unofficial bonus made him him feel like a hit man. Guilherme Cruz has the story for MMAFighting.

"He really did that," said Machida. "I felt like a hitman getting money from the boss, but it was cool."

"I won’t tell you how much he paid me," he said with a laugh, "but it was good money."

"He said I was dominating the fight and out of a sudden he got me on that triangle. He said ‘s---, I can’t believe it.’ He went crazy, but then I got out of it. So I guess he gave me a bonus because he was scared of that triangle (laughs)."


tags: UFC   Dana White   Tito Ortiz (detail)  Lyoto Machida (detail)  


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JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

2/25/14 5:21 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

If Dana paid him like he tips a waiter; Machida did well.

OctagonJitters site profile image  

2/25/14 2:35 PM by OctagonJitters

I think the difference here is that Machida seems to be saying that Dana White actually cut him a personal check from his own bank account as opposed to it being UFC money.

ender852 site profile image  

2/25/14 1:31 PM by ender852

like people were saying Fedor used to be a money collection guy for the russian mob, can you imagine Fedor showing up at your door and saying "pay up or else..." !!!!!!! you'd shit your pants and pay the money.

subd site profile image  

2/25/14 1:30 PM by subd

To be fair even if Dana just game extra bonuses for beating Tito.. That would be a shit ton of bonuses towards the end of Tito's UFC career. I still love you Tito.

Dacha site profile image  

2/25/14 1:20 PM by Dacha

The way Machida describe it this was his first and only locker room bonus.People talk about them here you would assume that it was standard MO

hendofanforlife site profile image  

2/25/14 12:46 PM by hendofanforlife

biting the hand that feeds and all that. if you aint getting fed much, its not a big loss for either side, is it?

HITMAN DAN DIAZ site profile image  

2/25/14 12:44 PM by HITMAN DAN DIAZ


MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

2/25/14 12:40 PM by MisterHawkeMMA

I gotta give Dana credit. Every time a fighter get's a chance to say a specific amount of money that he received, they don't. Gilbert wouldn't last week even though all sorts of other terms were coming out, and Machida wouldn't right now. The only guys that seem willing to actually say the specific amounts of money they received seem to be the bottom-feeders or has-beens.I'm going to just stop clicking on any thread that has anything to do with fighter pay. They don't want it to be our business, then it shouldn't be.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

2/25/14 12:39 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Nate Quarry got an extra bottle of Xyience for beating Kalib Starnes.

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

2/25/14 10:56 AM by MMA Lives Here

Haha Goatchida is awesome