Drakkar Klose will be paid his show money by UFC despite not fighting Stephen Jeremy

UFC will pay Drakkar Klose his show money despite the fight being canceled hours before happening.

Drakkar Klose and Jeremy Stephens

Drakkar Klose failed to make it to the UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum due to an injury at the weigh-ins. Despite not being able to make the fight, the fighter and his team have hassled to convince the promotion to pay him his show money. ESPN was the first to report the news.

Drakkar Klose was scheduled to fight Jeremy Stephens last weekend but things didn’t go his way after Stephens pushed him during the weigh-in and both the fighters got into a scuffle. While Klose was waiting to shoot his poster with Jeremy, the veteran pushed him which led to a sprain in the neck.

The show was canceled hours before this past Saturday’s event. A person with knowledge of the fighter revealed to MMA Junkie about the payment. The person requested anonymity so the name has not been disclosed. The fighter though will not be paid his win bonus.

Will the Drakkar Klose and Jeremy Stephens fight be rescheduled or canceled?

Drakkar Klose
Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose at weigh-ins

After the fight was canceled, the promotion revealed that they will be rescheduling the fight for a later date. Drakkar Klose has 5 wins and 2 losses in his career at the UFC. Drakkar reported the injury on his social media after consulting his medical team.

Drakkar Klose is coming off a loss against Beneil Dariush. The UFC has revealed that they will confirm this deal of paying Klose his show money and promotional compliance pay very soon. The promotion though has not made any progress in rescheduling the fight of Klose vs. Stephens.

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