After Aspen Ladd weighted 1.8 pounds over her limit, Leslie Smith her opponent who was in her last fight on her contract asked for a contract extension.
But UFC didn’t want to extend the contract and offered her show money plus the bonus to complete the contract.
Smith told MMA Fighting.
“They did not want to extend my contract. Instead, they said they would pay me my win bonus in addition to my show money and that would fulfill the fight on my contract and they would not be extending it.”
“It feels like the UFC is paying me off to go away,” she concluded.
This is very unusual in MMA community but we don’t know the exact reasons why UFC would do some like this Smith is a troublesome Fighter but UFC is paying her $31000 just to get rid of her is unheard of.