Passed Up On Title Shot, Lamas Is Still Getting Paid According To UFC Boss
“You have two guys who both could’ve gotten this fight and Ricardo, unfortunately, I know is bummed out. And I told him, ‘You’re in that place that Chuck Liddell was in at one time. You’re in that place that Carlos Condit was in at one time. And you’re in that place that Johny Hendricks has been in. You will get yours. I promise you. I’m going to pay him his show money for July 6. We’re still trying to get him a fight, but if we don’t, he’s going to get his show money no matter what.”
Ricardo Lamas is arguably the rightful number one contender in the UFC’s featherweight division. Having been scheduled to face ‘The Korean Zombie’ at UFC 162, Lamas now finds himself opponentless after the UFC opted to give “TKZ” a last-minute title bid against Jose Aldo.
UFC President Dana White disclosed to the Media after last weekends UFC 161 event that Lamas, even if they don’t find him an opponent, will still get paid.