UFC on FOX 3: "Diaz vs. Miller" from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $65,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's headed home with a second sack of simoleons.
In a shocker, Lavar Johnson was awarded "Knockout of the Night" honors for unloading some heavy artillery at Pat Barry in the opening bout of the main card on network TV. Johnson threw a ton of "Big" bombs in stunning "HD" quality until he got the desired result.
Barry on his ass. And later in the hospital.
"Submission of the Night" was also easy pickings, as main event competitor Nate Diaz submitted the tough-as-nails Jim Miller in the second round with a slick one-arm guillotine that had the New Jersey native biting on his tongue and spitting up blood.
Quite the visual for executives at the FOX network, no doubt.
Finally, Louis Gaudinot and John Lineker were awarded "Fight of the Night" for their thrilling back-and-forth war of attrition that saw the former choke the latter unconscious after jumping a guillotine in the second round. Lineker earned his extra $65K just by hanging on for as long as he could and losing consciousness with just six seconds remaining in the round.
So close but so far away.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC on FOX 3:
Knockout of the Night -- Lavar Johnson
Submission of the Night -- Nate Diaz
Fight of the Night -- Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
Again, each fighter received $65,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.
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