Dennis Hallman was sent on his way with a $60,000 payment.
The lightweight was removed from the UFC roster on Friday after missing weight for his fight with Thiago Tavares by seven pounds. He subsequently boiled down but was removed from the bout for “personal reasons” shortly afterwards.
That led to the fight being cancelled from the preliminary card and Hallman being issued his marching orders. Tavares was announced as having been paid his show money for the fight but at the post-fight press conference it was revealed that Hallman had also been paid what would have been his show and win money has the bout gone ahead.
UFC president Dana White said that he and Hallman had “not always seen eye to eye” but that Hallman has “a lot of personal problems right now” and so was looked after on his way out of the roster. The $60,000 payment will ease the path but it is probably the last big payday of Hallman’s career.
He leaves the UFC with a 3-2 record from his latest stint with the organisation and a 4-5 record overall, which includes a quick win over Matt Hughes at UFC 29 back in 2000.