That lobbying for higher bonuses by Bryan Caraway at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen is paying off for the ex-Ultimate Fighter competitor.
After Pat Healy was found to have marijuana in his system during the post-fight drug test, UFC president Dana White announced on Twitter Wednesday that Caraway would be awarded the $65,000 for “Submission of the Night.”
@_royy it’s known up front that checks are held until everyone passes the drug test. Brian Caraway get the SON now. Healy did himself dirty.
— Dana White (@danawhite) May 15, 2013
The night of the card, Caraway went to White and pushed for more money to the bonus winners. The UFC has announced that typically, each bonus will be in the sum of $50,000.
Caraway was asked on Twitter earlier this week if he would be given the bonus, replying “I hope so.”