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Drakkar Klose to receive show money, promotional compliance pay following UFC Vegas 24 scratch – MMA Root



Drakkar Klose will receive some compensation after throwing in opposition Jeremy Stevens, which resulted in a late score from UFC Vegas 24.

A source with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Klose will receive performance money as well as a promotion compliance payout from the UFC’s sponsorship deal with Venum. Klose was due to take part in his eighth fight in the UFC, in which sponsorship payments amounted to $ 6,000.

ESPN was the first to report that Klose is getting money for the show.

Klose and Stevens were scheduled to face off in a lightweight duel at APEX on a card captioned by Robert Whittaker and Calvin Gastelum. During Friday’s event, Stevens pushed Klose hard, which subsequently resulted in the Arizona fighter suffering a cervical sprain and concussion.

After being nudged by Stevens, Klose said he was taken to the UFC division, where he was looked after by staff. However, the next morning he woke up with migraines and nausea. After taking the medication and resting, he later vomited and the UFC doctor told him to go to the hospital.

In a recent interview with TSN, UFC President Dana White was asked if the rule should be applied so that nothing like what happened between Stevens and Klose does not happen again. White will place some of the responsibility on the third person on stage, matchmaker Sean Shelby.

“There is a rule,” White said. “That’s why we’re there. Sean Shelby missed this. Sean and I look at it differently. I saw it on social media and immediately called him. … I saw this happen on social media, I called Sean and asked, “Where is your head?” He came in hotly, and this is Jeremy Stevens, he is a savage.

“I mean, we’re not standing there to look good and take pictures. We are here to prevent this from happening. “

At this point, Stevens has not been publicly punished for the incident and we plan to rebook the lightweight match later.

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