At the conclusion of the action-packed UFC 116 card earlier this month many people believed that Chris Lytle’s straight armbar + triangle choke submission on Matt Brown was going to be awarded the ‘Submission Of The Night’ award.
UFC president Dana White did however reassure the media gathered at the post-fight press conference that due to the quality of the fights on show that evening, that several fighters would be awarded extra ‘locker-room’ bonuses.
Today Lytle’s manager Ken Pavia confirmed to MMAWeekly that Lytle had indeed been the recipient of such a bonus.
“The bonus of the night was $75,000. [The bonus Chris Ltyle was given] wasn’t near that, but it was still significant,” Pavia says. “It was more than a mere token, so we’re very happy about that. They took care of him, they gave him a nice chunk.