First, I understand that UFC does so-called backroom bonsues as well as performance based bonuses now instead of the "of the night" bonuses. But, to make things more tantalizing for the fighters going after titles... why not put out finishing bounties on the champions. Push the title challengers to go for finishes, whether submission, tko or ko's. Have it very straight forward. As a champions reign increases, the bounty becomes larger. Jones is 7/8 wins in a row as champion so his would be higher. This pushes challengers to do more than accomplish their dream of fighting for a championship, but to strive to make serious money doing the impossible (or what in that title reign seems impossible). Could start as low as $25,000 for a ko/tko/submission. $25,000 (1 defense) $50,000 (2 defenses) $75,000 (3 defenses) $100,000 (4 defenses) I think most title reigns after 4 defenses become more interesting, and a champion really starts to show himself as unstoppable. $150,000 (5 defenses) $200,000 (6 defenses) $250,000 (7 defenses) $300,000 (8 defenses) At this point in any champions reign ala GSP, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones... the champion almost becomes seen by most fans as impossible to beat, so its time to up the ante. $500,000 (9 defenses) $1,000,000 (10 defenses) At this stage, the champion is clearly facing his best competition. This is any challengers added incentive ontop of show/win money, sponsors, endorsements, etc. Thoughts? I am a fan of the sport. I am not an expert. I am not sure what the longest title defense streak is... but its just a random thought. Because some fighters seem content in just CHALLENGING for any said title, but not pushing themselves outright to go for it. This only benefits challengers and not champions, it is my implicit opinion that champions in any sport should most likely be making more money than any listed here. Especially after defending a title multiple times. Excuse my ignorance in any part of the above post. Enjoy.