Dana White — Joanne Calderwood To Get UFC Fight Night 89 Bonus, New Contract

Joanne Calderwood pulled off a great third round TKO win over Valerie Letourneau on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, but in a post on Instagram after the win lamented the financial situation she currently finds herself in.

In response to that post, and the backlash from fans that followed, UFC President Dana White said they plan to rectify the situation with her quickly.

“She will be bonused for that fight,” White said on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast. “There were so many good fights that night, people were going crazy, ‘how did she not get [a bonus],’ and it’s true. Me and Lorenzo were saying, ‘how the hell did that skip us? She should have got a bonus.’

“In that 115-pound division, you don’t see finishes, the way she finished Valerie,” White continued. “And Valerie went five rounds with Joanna J?drzejczyk, Joanna didn’t do that to her. We’re going to take care of her, and we’re going to sign her to a new deal.

“The reality of it was, for the last year plus, we didn’t know if that girl was ever going to fight again, so, to put that in perspective. This girl at one time was one of the hottest prospects in the 115-pound division. … It looks like she got through that, she’s in a stable camp, and we’ll take care of her.”

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