October 5, 2022

Dana White didn’t maintain again when responding to criticism on how he spends his personal cash.

Earlier this month, the UFC president – price an estimated $500m – shocked social media influencer Kyle Forgeard, from the YouTube group Nelk Boys, with $250,000 for his birthday.

Kyle posted the video of his receiving the $250,000 on social media

This prompted a bunch of criticism, as White has come underneath hearth in latest months for not paying his fighters sufficient cash, however was keen to offer his buddy 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 {dollars}.

Earlier within the yr, there was outrage after it was revealed that one of many brightest prospects within the UFC, Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett, solely earned £9000 in every of his first two fights with the organisation.

Comparisons have additionally been made between the £471,000 that UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou made for his most up-to-date battle, whereas boxing’s WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury made £32 million for combating Dillian Whyte.

It appears, nonetheless, that on this case White is just not within the criticism because the $250,000 that he gifted Forgeard got here out of his personal pocket and so it’s nobody else’s enterprise.

“Let me set this document straight,” White instructed The Pat McAfee Present. “To begin with, all these folks on the web – go f*** yourselves, OK.

“I spend my cash nonetheless the f*** I wish to spend my cash. Thoughts your individual f****** enterprise.


Jake Paul has been one of the fiercest advocates for greater fighter pay in the UFC, much to the irritation of White

Jake Paul has been one of many fiercest advocates for larger fighter pay within the UFC, a lot to the irritation of White

“No. 2, in case you take a look at what Kyle and the Nelk Boys have completed so far as how they’re dealing with and a variety of different issues that they’ve completed, these youngsters have by no means requested me for something, ever.

“They’ve by no means requested me for something, and so they couldn’t be higher folks. Kyle has completed so many issues for me.

“Consider me, the $250,000 that I gave him for his birthday, it doesn’t cowl the quantity of issues that child has completed for me.

“Don’t rely different folks’s cash and thoughts your individual f****** enterprise.

“Numerous that is pushed by the scumbag MMA media,” White continued. “So what occurs is, they act like there’s this huge secure right here on the UFC workplaces that claims ‘fighter pay’ on it and I simply go in there and seize no matter I need out of fighter pay.

“No, you f****** items of s***. That is cash that I’ve truly revamped a whole profession, and I’ll spend it nonetheless the f*** I need.”

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White has been the promotion’s face since 2001 when brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertittas, whose firm, Zuffa, purchased the UFC for $2m and put in White as president.

Since then, he has been on the forefront of its transformation right into a juggernaut of MMA, forcing the game into the mainstream.

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