Uros Medic: ‘Somebody is going to get oiled up’ if I get snubbed of bonus at UFC on ESPN 55

LAS VEGAS – Uros Medic thinks he’s been shafted of two bonuses so far in his UFC career, and he won’t tolerate it happening again.

Medic (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) believes he should’ve received $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses for his knockout wins over Matthew Semelsberger and Omar Morales. It didn’t happen either time, though, which resulted in much frustration.

He now enters Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 55 matchup with Tim Means (33-15-1 MMA, 15-12 UFC) at the UFC Apex (ESPN, ESPN+), and if he wins the welterweight bout the way he envisions, he will be angry if snubbed.

“Whoever was there to see the chaos in the arena after my spinning backfist (against Semelsberger), then not award me with a bonus (was upsetting),” Medic told MMA Junkie and other reporters at Wednesday’s media day. “I’ll make sure to cement that this time so they can write the three checks out, and somebody is going to get oiled up (if not).”

After five octagon appearances in his career thus far, Medic said he feels comfortable and confident in his position in the promotion. He is keen to test his skills against Means, who has more than five times the professional experience of him.

Getting his hands on an established foe is something Medic has been craving, and he expects to do something spectacular this weekend.

“It’s going to be a good fight,” Medic said. “He is a veteran. You’ve got to respect that. This is a sport where men die young, so when you see an old man, you’ve got to respect that. I’m excited.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a good scrap, but the nature of the sport, it’s not a lot of wear and tear. I believe the youth is going to play a big role. He did fight some younger guys and he won against some younger guys, so I would never count him out. But I’m pretty confident in my ability to finish fights. He gets hit. I hit pretty hard.”

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