Dana White generously gave UFC star Joe Pyfer a place to stay after telling him he would go homeless
‘He told me he was about to be homeless – that’s not going to happen’: UFC boss Dana White generously gave up-and-coming MMA star Joe Pyfer a place to stay for a WHOLE YEAR and some cash on the side – now the American is thriving by scoring knockout victories
- Dana White Says He Couldn’t Let Rising Fighter Joe Pyfer Go Homeless
- The UFC boss threw a shine on the 26-year-old and gave him a place to stay for a year
- Pyfer after winning a UFC contract earlier in July that impressed in the DWCS
- The American defeated Alen Amedovski in his debut UFC fight
Dana White has admitted he couldn’t let up-and-coming UFC fighter Joe Pyfer become “homeless” and gave him some “extra money” and a place to stay for a full year.
The 26-year-old fighter earned his first UFC contract earlier this summer and had become one of the biggest talking points in Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS).
The fighter, nicknamed “Bodybagz,” scored a massive second-round technical knockout at the series’ first event in July and was the only fighter on the fight card that night to be awarded a UFC contract.
Joe Pyfer defeated undefeated fighter Alen Amedovski in under four minutes
The win marked his debut in the UFC after years of battling personal problems and injuries
And he made a crashing debut in his UFC career last weekend, with the 6ft 2in middleweight knocking out undefeated fighter Alen Amedovski in less than four minutes at UFC Vegas 60.
But life was not smooth sailing for the 26-year-old, who recently opened up to the UFC president and told him he was in financial trouble and was on the brink of being homeless.
Putting a shine on the 6ft 1in fighter, White stepped in generously and gave the American a home for a whole year and a little extra money to support himself.
Though often criticized for the high pay UFC fighters receive, White gave a classy response to reporters after UFC 60 after Pyfer revealed in his post-fight interview that the UFC boss had helped him.
He said, ‘I do a lot of things for a lot of people that I don’t necessarily talk about.
“Joe Pyfer, when I left the press conference that night, he told me he was about to be homeless. So that’s not going to happen.’
Pyfer revealed in his post-fight press conference that White had helped him financially
While it appears the fighter has now found his calling in the Octagon, his journey to fight against sport’s top league has been anything but a cinch, with Pyfer suffering a horrific arm injury in 2020 that put a pause in his career.
Problems in his personal life further exacerbated that, with the fighter recently on the MMA Hour Podcast that he struggled with post-injury depression and also had a troubled relationship with his parents.
But after his UFC debut, he was quick to express his gratitude to White by saying, “I believe in good people.
“I’m not going to cry, but I’m so lucky to be here, man. Sleeping on a park bench, running away from home, from being abused to being here. This is something I’ve been watching for four and a half years, so I’m in love with the game baby, let’s go!
“Thanks to Dana White, that man gave me cash and gave me a place to live for next year.
“Today is my birthday, I’m 26 years old, I want that 50,000 bonus, because it’s my birthday, let’s go!”