Dana White reacts to backlash for $250,000 gift to Nelk Boys member



Dana White is not happy with some of the recent backlash he received online.

The UFC president was criticized by some over the $250,000 cash gift he gave Nelk Boys member Kyle Forgeard for his birthday earlier this month, as many brought up issues with low fighter pay in wake of White’s generous gift. Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, White answered the critics that took issue with his gift.

“Let me set this record straight,” White said. “First of all, all these people on the internet – go f*ck yourselves. Ok. I spend my money however the f*ck I want to spend my money. Mind your own f*cking business.

“No. 2, if you look at what Kyle and the Nelk Boys have done as far as how they’re handling and a lot of other things that they’ve done, those kids have never asked me for anything, ever. They’ve never asked me for anything, and they couldn’t be better people. Kyle has done so many things for me. Believe me, the $250,000 that I gave him for his birthday, it does not cover the amount of things that kid has done for me.”

Putting it blunt, White wants the critics to stop worrying about what he does with his wallet.

“Don’t count other people’s money and mind your own f*cking business,” White said.

The UFC boss believes the narrative that pushed forward the criticism online was driven mainly by MMA media. He said the money he gave to Forgeard came from his own money and that the situation is not related to fighter pay.

“A lot of this is driven by the scumbag MMA media,” White said. “So what happens is, they act like there’s this massive safe here at the UFC offices that says ‘fighter pay’ on it and I just go in there and grab whatever I want out of fighter pay. No, you f*cking pieces of sh*t. This is money that I have actually made over an entire career, and I will spend it however the f*ck I want.”

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