UFC President Fires Debutant – Awards Unprecedented Half-Million Bonus!

"Biting Incident Leads to Fighter's Dismissal"

The Bite that Shocked the Arena

In an incident that can only be described as surreal, this weekend’s UFC Vegas 89 brought the world of MMA yet another jaw-dropping moment. In a clash between undefeated flyweights Igor Severino and Andre Lima, the fight took an unexpected turn.

Unexpected Turn in the Octagon

During a takedown, Severino seized the moment to bite Lima on the arm, leading to his immediate disqualification. UFC President Dana White, although not present, expressed his dismay over the incident through a text message to MMA journalist Kevin Iole.

UFC President’s Decisive Action

White’s displeasure with debutant Severino’s conduct was clear. The bite left Lima with a significant injury, prompting White to assure that Severino’s time in the octagon was over. Severino’s moment of frustration cost him the biggest opportunity of his life, along with upcoming issues with the NSAC.

A Unique Bonus for Lima

Despite the ordeal, Lima found a unique way to commemorate the incident by getting a tattoo with White’s words. In response, White decided to award Lima a “I Got Bitten” bonus, initially set at $25,000, but doubled to $50,000 (about 528,000 SEK) after seeing the tattoo.

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Dana White’s text message to Kevin Iole regarding Severino’s disqualification: “There were two rising undefeated fighters. If you get frustrated and want to find a way out of the fight, there are many ways to do it, but the worst you can do is bite your opponent. Now you’re fired and lose the biggest chance of your life. Not to mention, he’s going to have big problems with the NSAC.”

Dana White on awarding the unique bonus to Lima: “I was originally going to give Lima a $25,000 bonus, but I liked the tattoo so much that I decided to double it to $50,000.”


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