TORONTO - Rising star Conor McGregor made a minimum of US$200,000 for his weekend victory over Dustin (The Diamond) Poirier at UFC 178. Paul Richardson Redskins Jersey .According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the Irish featherweight made a basic purse of $75,000 with a matching win bonus for his first-round knockout. The UFC kicked in another $50,000 for a performance of the night bonus.Poirier made $34,000, missing out on a win bonus of the same amount.The commission figures do not tell the whole financial story since the UFC does not detail all its fighter bonuses.Flyweight champion Demetrious (Mighty Mouse) Johnson collected $183,000, including a $54,000 win bonus, for submitting Chris Cariaso in the second round of the main event. The challenger picked up $24,000.Co-main event winner Donald (Cowboy) Cerrone earned $126,000, including a $63,000 win bonus, for his unanimous decision over former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez ($100,000).Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy won fight of the night honours for their middleweight bout. Romero won by second-round TKO, making $108,000 including a $29,000 win bonus and $50,000 for fight of the night. Kennedy picked up $120,000, including the fight of the night bonus.Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz earned $150,000, including a $50,000 win bonus and a $50,000 performance bonus, for his first-round TKO over Takeya Mizugaki ($32,000).Montreal welterweight Patrick (The Predator) Cote made a basic purse of $32,000 in losing via decision to Stephen (Wonderboy) Thompson. Geron Christian Redskins Jersey . 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Seattle, West co-leader Real Salt Lake and East leader Sporting Kansas City all have 42 points.NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom issued a memo to his on-ice officials on Wednesday, instructing that they start calling a delay of game penalty on any player who ignores a warning to conform to the now-enforced equipment standards. And Carolinas Alex Semin felt the brunt of this call, receiving a two-minute penalty for having his sweater tucked into his pants late in the first period of the Hurricanes preseason game against Columbus. According to the leagues mandate - which gained traction last March at the NHLs general managers meetings - players will be warned and then penalized if they intentionally ignore protocol. Penalties may also be called on players who dont have their hockey pants properly zippered, or for those who choose to play with their sleeves rolled to their elbow pads. Safety concerns are the primary reason for closely monitoring how a player adjusts his sleeves or pants, but the managers issues with those who choose tuck their sweater in speaks more to marketing and identification of the players and his number. And cue the Wayne Gretzky eye roll. By todays standard, every NHL player will have to have his sweater properly draped over his pants and covering all hard equipment...otherwise, he will face the wrath of the fashion poli...er, the referees. Now without question, NHL officials do not - and will not - like having to call these penalties, but league sources insist they will not back off and hope the more penalties called in the preseason will translate into fewer calls in the regular season as the players conform. As an aside, I watched a Pee Wee AAA team practice on Wednesday and counted 11 of 15 skaters with their sweaters tucked. Most of these boys have no idea why they do it, other than they think it looks cool and - of course - Alex Ovechkin wears his sweater that way. Or, did. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking toward a final decision on the use of hybrid icing in the upcoming regular season. The NHLPA has to sign off on the change before it can be officially implemented. The PA intends on gathering feedback from players starting next week, but no decision has been made by the players as to how the intel will be gathered. While its too soon to predict how the players will act on the matter in the days ahead, theres reason to believe they will opt to stay with status quo and reject hybrid icing. ----- New Yorks Derrek Stepan and Torontos Cody Franson are continuing their hardball approach as both restricted free agents remain at an impasse in contract negotiations. Pernell McPhee Jersey. Given the state of discussions, Stepan - New Yorks top centre last season - is unlikely to be on the Rangers roster when they open Oct. 3 in Phoenix. Sources say that Stepan remains locked on a bridge deal that would pay him $3.5 million per year, while New York would happily sign off on a two-year agreement at $3 million per. Doesnt sound like much, but cap teams like the Rangers are crunching every dollar to comply. While the Rangers see a great future in Stepan, they also like their depth up the middle with Brad Richards, Derick Brassard, Brian Boyle and Dominic Moore. Toronto seems just as happy to start the season without Cody Franson and unless their hand is forced by an offer sheet, the team could let Franson sit for an extended period - as in weeks or months. The Leafs have offered Franson a two-year deal at just under $2.4 million and sound unwilling to accept Fransons counter of a one-year contract unless the money comes in at $2 million or less. Unlikely. Franson deserves more, but if Toronto gives in on a one-year contract, Franson regains arbitration rights next summer - one year out from unrestricted free agency - which puts the Leafs in a very vulnerable bargaining position. Replacing Franson in the lineup is tough, but the addition of Paul Ranger - combined with the potential of Morgan Rielly and Andrew MacWilliam - is fueling the Leafs brass to hold its ground in this dispute. ----- The NHLs Board of Governors meet on Monday in New York. As per usual, this meeting will serve as a state of the NHL update. Franchise matters ranging from the expected sale of the Florida Panthers, the sale of the New Jersey Devils and the latest on the Ilitch familys ownership transfer in Detroit will be covered by the commissioners office. Some around the league expect future expansion to find its way into discussions at the board level on Monday as well. If Seattles plan to construct a new building is followed through, its believed Seattle will remain of interest to the NHL. However, sources say there isnt going to be a major expansion plan or push given the improved financial stability of all 30 NHL teams anytime soon. Until next time... Cheap Ducks Jerseys Cheap Coyotes Jerseys Cheap Bruins Jerseys Cheap Sabres Jerseys Cheap Flames Jerseys Cheap Hurricanes Jerseys Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys Cheap Avalanche Jerseys Cheap Blue Jackets Jerseys Cheap Stars Jerseys Cheap Red Wings Jerseys Cheap Oilers Jerseys Cheap Florida Panthers Jerseys Cheap Los Angeles Kings Jerseys Cheap Wild Jerseys ' ' '