While it’s 110% bullshit that Nam Phan got screwed over this weekend, there is a silver lining to the situation. Remember Jason Brilz? If he hadn’t gotten screwjobbed in his fight against Lil Nog, people probably wouldn’t remember anything but how forgettable that fight was. But because the fight went unfairly to the other guy, Brilz got several weeks of love and consolation coming his way. The same is happening for Nam Phan, and more:
“Dana white came by backstage and told me, ‘You’re getting your win bonus because you won that fight,’ ” Phan said. “I thought business is business, and I just thought if I lost, I lost, and I would only get my base pay. That’s how it usually goes. But the UFC – Dana White takes care of the fighters. I really appreciate that.”
“I don’t feel too bad,” Phan said. “The whole Asian community and the MMA community thought I won. I think Leonard and (Garcia coach) Greg Jackson think I won. In the end, I got my win bonus and Fight of the Night, and Dana White and the UFC thought I won.
“In the end, it wasn’t too bad.”