Fighters React After Dana White Gifts $250k To Nelk Boys Member Kyle Forgeard

Many fighters, mostly ones no longer in the UFC, were not impressed with White's gesture given the current fighter pay issues.

Dana White

Dana White caused quite a stir with his recent gesture.

On the birthday of his friend and Nelk Boys member Kyle Forgeard, White was in a generous mood as he gifted him a box with $250,000 in cash.

Forgeard opening his gift was caught on camera which you can watch below:

Of course, $250,000 is not a big deal for White, but for the rest of us, that’s life-changing money, and the same applies to the UFC roster, many of whom will never come close to earning that much in a fight purse.

And given the issues with fighter pay over the years, the video drew out a number of reactions.

Fighters Respond To Dana White Gesture

Some fighters, like UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, joked around.

However, it is saying something that a UFC champion would even make a joke like this.

Former welterweight and current UFC analyst Alan Jouban also commented on the video while remaining as neutral as possible.

Others, mainly former UFC fighters, were not so much in a joking mood when reacting like former welterweight Jon Fitch.

While these tweets all bring awareness to the fighter pay issue, it would certainly be more interesting (and effective) if a prominent and active UFC fighter started commenting on the video.

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