Nick Diaz Reportedly Received $300,000 Bonus For Not Missing UFC 143 Press Conferences

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Some interesting details are emerging about Nick Diaz's punishment from the NSAC. There was talk of him losing part of a "bonus" as punishment for failing his drug test after UFC 143 for the presence of marijuana metabolites and the NSAC is now saying that the bonus in question wasn't a part of his "Fight of the Night" bonus for the fight but something else entirely.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN Tweets:

Most likely, Nick will be fined 30 percent of $200k and $65k *bonus* ... the order for that should come down within next two weeks.

The $65k bonus was not a fight night bonus. It was part of a $300k bonus Diaz received from the UFC for not missing 143 press conferences

According to Kizer, he was told Diaz lost PPV incentives after noshowing St. Pierre pc. The $300k bonus made up for those losses at 143.

It's very interesting that the UFC wanted to "make it up to him" for losing out on the Georges St. Pierre fight, which was his fault to begin with.

Dana White declined to comment on the situation to ESPN.

Update: Okamoto just explained a bit more:

The $300k bonus was supposedly made out for more than just attending press conferences, but that was the main crux acc. to Kizer.

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