UFC 103 live gate, bonuses, and post-fight presser notes

Ricky Story was the big winner of the night taking home $130,000 in bonus money.
Ricky Story was the big winner of the night taking home $130,000 in bonus money.

17,428 people showed up at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas for “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort.” It was a sold out show and the live gate brought in $2.4 million.

The fight night bonuses were $65,000 for each fighter. The awards went to the following:

  • Fight of the NightRicky Story vs. Brian Foster
  • Knockout of the NightVitor Belfort for his first round knockout of Rich Franklin
  • Submission of the NightRicky Story for his second round arm-triangle of Brian Foster

Post-fight presser notes:

  • Dana White stated that he and Rampage have talked and have “sort of made up.” He also said the movie was supposed to be done in December, but now due to some scheduling changes with filming, he won’t even be able to fight until after February.
  • Dana said they [Hollywood manager] have Rampage convinced he’s going to make this movie for nothing and then ¬†make $20 million for the sequel. He went on to say, “I’ll pay him nothing to fight Rashad now, and then $20 million for the rematch.” He added, “Just kidding.”
  • TUF 10 did 5.1 million viewers.
  • Dana said he bought the Floyd Mayweather fight in the back and it sucked. “It went to a 12-round boring decision.”
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