Kris Moutinho ate 230 major strikes, but won over MMA fans across the globe with his unreal tenacity … and for that he got a bonus of $ 75,000 – life-changing money from the fighter of the UFC.
TMZ Sports spoke to Moutinho, 28 – whose UFC 264 turns off with “Suga” Sean O’Malley was arrested just 27 seconds from the end of the 3rd and final round – about his Fight of the Night bonus… and how the bonanza will change his life.
“I’m extremely happy, man. It’s another step in taking care of my family and putting money in the right avenues so that I can take care of my family, and never have to work another job and start over. Do it … The thing I love for the rest of my life, “says Moutinho.
In fact, Kris says he’s never received so much money before… and admitted he didn’t know how to handle the nearly 6-figure sum – or what to do with it.
“I have to figure out what I even have to do with it. I’m not like, I’m not built like that brother. I don’t know what all this is. What, how to pay taxes on it, and how do I do that. I’m just trying not to end up broke because of it, you know what I mean? “
So the bank account is right … but how does Moutinho feel physically after receiving such a beating ??
“Great” … and what else would you expect from Kris?
“I feel good man, I feel good. Pride is a little painful to lose, man, because a loss is always a loss. I don’t care how great everyone says fighting is. . Man, I’ve always lost, and it still hurts. That’s the only thing. The face, I don’t really mind. I can take the pain, I can take the force, or I wouldn’t do that , you know ?”
And Moutinho – who is 9-5 as a pro – wants everyone to know his UFC career won’t be one and the same … and he would even be ready for a rematch with Suga on the road.
“There is no one I am afraid of on this earth. [O’Malley] made me. The punches are so tiny to the amount of pain I’m willing to endure in my life. It’s nothing to me. “
Kris continued… “The only thing I fear on this planet is God, and Sean O’Malley is not him. Sean O’Malley is not him. beat me up. He beat me up a bit. Hey next time I go, for my next fight I’m gonna get better. I’m gonna fix all these little flaws and you’re gonna see a different person when I walk into this cage. “