Dana White Says Despite Claims, Couture Received Bonus

The following is an excerpt from an article by Kevin Iole over at Yahoo! Sports:

Couture said during the news conference that he said he asked for a signing bonus prior to signing the four-fight agreement that is in effect. He said he was flat refused and that part of his anger stemmed from the fact that he believed other fighters were receiving signing bonuses.

White, who said that by speaking about his promotional agreement and bout agreement that Couture was violating a confidentiality clause, flatly denied that.

“Randy Couture said he didn't receive a signing bonus, but not only did he receive a signing bonus, he cashed the check on Jan. 30,” White said by telephone from his office. “I'm holding it in my hand right now. The check was dated Jan. 15 and he cashed it on Jan. 30.

“I'm not going to debate Randy in the media,” White continued. “I understand he's not retired. So, fine. He's in the best fighting shape he's ever been in and so I'll put a fight together for him in February, because Randy is under contract with the UFC.”

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