Bruno Silva took out a paper sign asking Dana White to reward him with a $75,000 performance bonus following his win over Victor Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 27.
The 31-year-old finished Rodriguez in exactly one minute with a huge right hand that sent the American to the canvas.
For UFC 262, White had granted Tony Ferguson’s wish of increasing the performance bonus payout to $75,000. Silva tried convincing the UFC president to do the same once again at UFC Vegas 27.
While it is likely that the Brazilian will receive the standard $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, Silva asking for $25,000 more left MMA Twitter with mixed reactions.
Some fans had a nice chuckle over Silva’s appeal to Dana White, whereas some were disappointed with the fact that he had to “beg” for an increase in the post-fight bonus.
Bruno Silva now has two consecutive stoppage wins in the UFC
Bruno Silva’s win over Victor Rodriguez was his second straight finish in the UFC. His last fight was against JP Buys, whom he defeated via TKO in March earlier this year.
At UFC Vegas 27, Silva didn’t pull any punches. The 31-year-old started the fight aggressively right off the bat. He caught Rodriguez with a right hand before stunning him with a knee in the clinch.
Watching his opponent retreat, Silva waded in to land a massive blow that flatlined Rodriguez.
After succumbing to two defeats in 2020, Bruno Silva seems to be on a right track in 2021, unlike Victor Rodriguez, whose UFC journey doesn’t look too promising.
‘Vicious’ made his promotional debut in October last year against Adrian Yanez. He lost the fight after Yanez stung him with a thunderous head kick.
His most recent loss at the hands of Silva was also a 60-second knockout, keeping him on the edge of being cut from the UFC.