BELEM, Brazil â€” Alan Patrick put out a passionate request for a $50,000 bonus to buy a house in his post-fight interview at UFC Belem, moments after his win over Damir Hadzovic, but he left the Mangueirinho Arena without extra cash.
Patrick is riding a three-fight winning streak in the UFC and holds a 5-1 record inside the Octagon, and admits that he thought he would be able to have his own house at this point of his career.
â€œI expected that, but we live in Brazil and itâ€™s surreal here,â€� Patrick said after the win. â€œI think Iâ€™d have three houses by now if I lived in the United States, but itâ€™s hard here, itâ€™s too expensive. And with this (sponsorship) embargo now, we used to make a little cash as well.
â€œBut it is what it is, letâ€™s see what I can get and buy my house. But Iâ€™m in the biggest organization in the world, three wins in a row, and I hope God gives Dana White a blessing and he gives me this bonus so I can buy my house.â€�
â€œI want a top 10, top 15 next,â€� he said. â€œIâ€™ve won three in a row now in the biggest organization in the world and I want to test myself. I want to fight someone ranked to test my game.â€�
â€œMy dream is to fight Joe Lauzon, Donald Cerrone â€” but (Cerrone) just moved up in weight. Bring me anyone ranked,â€� he continued. â€œ(Lauzon) is a veteran in the promotion and itâ€™s a good match-up. He moves forward, fights with his jiu-jitsu and standing, everywhere, and I want to fight guys that are ranked to move one big step ahead and prove what I can do in the division.â€�