Jake Paul Donates $5,000 To UFC's Sarah Alpar's GoFundMe Page

YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul has donated $5,000 to UFC women's flyweight Sarah Alpar's GoFundMe Page ahead of her bout with Erin Blanchfield at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event in September.

Alpar made a video post to her Instagram account, asking people for their help with some of the financial stresses she is going through as an up-and-coming mixed martial artist. She said the donations would help her pay for training fees, travel expenses, and food amongst other things while she tries to juggle 65-hour weeks of preparing for her fight with Blanchfield, going to school, and working still.

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“What this does, is it helps me to travel, take care of gym fees, to be able to afford food, anything,” Alpar said (h/t MMANews). “You guys, I’m ready, I’m working, I’m going to school, I’m training, I’m putting in at least over 65 hours a week in these things, and I want to make this happen. I want to go so far in the UFC and I cannot do it without you. If you want to donate even $5, $10, anything is so helpful in order for me to be able to focus on training and to be able to win my next fight. I want to thank everybody again for the donations that have already been put in. I would like to make a goal of $1000 by July 1. Let’s make this happen, you guys. I need your help, I need your help.”

Well, Paul eventually saw Alpar's posting and made a generous $5,000 donation to her GoFundMe page, revealing the news in a tweet where he stated the following.

"SMH… Imagine a rookie in the NBA had to start a GoFundMe to play...

I let Sarah @TOOSWEET_Alpar know she has my support and contribution

It’s my honor and privilege to help fellow fighters in anyway I can"

Paul has been a constant critic of UFC President Dana White and the way he pays the fighters under contract with the promotion. Even legends like former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture have come out and spoke about the impact Paul vocalizing his issues with the current state of fighter pay has had. The 24-year old social media star will continue his boxing career when he faces former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, on August 28.

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