Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira pulled a big upset on Saturday night, knocking out Brendan Schaub in Rio de Janeiro, just miles from his home and gym. Understandably, he was elated after the fight.
That $100,000 that he's asking for is the super-sized knockout of the night bonus. Good news for Nogueira is that UFC president Dana White agreed and awarded the bonus to Nog. Edson Barboza and Ross Pearson's bout won Fight of the Night. Even though the fights were in Brazil and chock-full of Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners, there were no submissions, so a submission of the night was not awarded.