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I like this change it has the right idea behind it... but have to be worried a bit that if Dana has his way the money will only end up in his personal favorites pockets.
Rather have it the old way. It makes those hungry fighters really go out there for that bonus. This "performance of the night" will probably steer towards bigger favorites I think.
Yes, this change is good because now the bonuses won't just be limited to KOs and Subs whereas a performance award can still be given for KOs and Subs (hope that made sense). The Performance of the Night bonus is merely an extension of the KOTN and SOTN. It is a good thing.
No they shouldn't get the 50k bonus. Especially if it isn't a very good sub.
I like the change because it guarantees 4 bonuses are handed out. Also, on a stinker card with only one good fight they could essentially double up the FOTN bonus by giving those fighters the POTN bonus as well.
I've always kind of expected to see a pay scale that was kind of set up as Show/Win/Finish with the finish being like a 10% bonus that would actually encourage ALL fighters to finish fights in order to get paid rather than only reward the ones who "put on a show."
After that, entertainment bonuses could still be passed out and awards given for performance.
this is a simple re-calculating of bonus cash.
if a PPV has 1 sub but the fight wasnt great before the sub, should the guy be guaranteed 50k?
I think these are the type of principals that has put this re-branding into effect.
Now these awards are purely subjective, and the money goes where they feel it goes instead of to a finished fight no matter the caliber.
Good on them.
Originally Posted by IceCold48
That is really stupid. The one they should've gotten rid of is fight of the night considering the only fighters who can get it are the guys that don't finish. If you dominate a guy into a tko you don't get anything which is stupid in my book.
FON: Abel Trujillo vs. Jamie Varner; KO: Trujillo
FON: Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate; SON: Rousey
FON: Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett; SON: Mcdonald
FON: James Krause vs. Sam Stout; SON: Krause
FON: Thiago Silva vs. Rafael Cavalcante; KO: Thiago Silva
FON: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann; KO: Wanderlei
FON: Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov; KO: Watson
I dont think this will turn out too different from the current structure.. I am still see the best KO and best sub still getting these awards most of the time. I think you will see an exception when you have a fighter pull off a good come back to win the fight or one fighter is just being that much more active and pushing the fight than the other guy.
Unless people on the under card put on one hell of a show, I can see big names stealing this a lot. Hope it doesn't turn out that way.
Originally Posted by Fe1
It'll be good for times when there are two great knockouts in one fight card and no subs. But then again, it could open up for times when there is a great knockout but another guy performed really well and the guy who got the knockout not getting the bonus... I'm not quite sure how I feel about this yet...
They've given out multiple knockout of the night awards in the past, never seemed to be an issue.