Dana White shelled out a special birthday present for the Nelk Boys star, Kyle Forgeard. In a video posted to Twitter Monday, Forgeard opens a wrapped package filled with cash.
The Nelk Boys, including Foregeard, are a YouTube channel with over 1 billion views on their prank videos. They are massive UFC fans and are announcing the first "Full Send" sponsored UFC fighter later this year.
Proponents of increased fighter pay are up in arms, as fans and athletes alike have been pressing the UFC promotion and its president on upping the pay for UFC fighters.
While Uncle Dana may be known for his generosity, many are upset over the pay the majority of UFC fighters get stuck with. For example, even Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo did not net $250k for reclaiming the title opposite Brandon Moreno at UFC 270.
Former UFC Bantamweight Louis Smolka took to Twitter, calling for a fighter's union after White's surprise gift, an idea long requested by many fans and fighters.
When we starting the union bois https://t.co/gqZkYAPOCe— Louis Smolka (@LouisSmolkaMMA) July 12, 2022
Only time will tell whether Dana offers any response or if fighters will finally band together financially.