‘I Got You’- Jake Paul Donates To Help UFC Female Fighter Sarah Alpar

Published 07/01/2021, 12:09 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Sarah Alpar is a UFC fighter who hasn’t fought a single fight this year. She was scheduled for a fight against Stephanie Egger at UFC Fight Night on May 22, 2021. But the fight got scrapped as her opponent Egger had to pull out due to COVID-19 complications.

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Fighters only get paid to fight, therefore, Sarah Alpar wasn’t paid the match fee as UFC could not get her a new opponent. According to Alpar, she was struggling financially, therefore ‘Too Sweet’ created a donation account at gofundme.com where she got a donation from the YouTube star, Jake Paul.

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In a recent interview with MMAFighting on SBN, Alpar shared her feeling after getting the donation from ‘The Problem Child’.

‘Too Sweet’ said, “This morning I got this message, and it was this person. And I said like a little checkmark and I was like what and it said Jake Paul wants to send you a message. I was like you know my existence it got all the way out there. I did not expect so much publicity over a gofundme.”

Alpar continues, “So he’s like I got you, I said is this real, like you know my name you know who I am. Oh my gosh and yeah he helped me out.”

Alpar’s target of $30,000 is already accomplished with the help of over 100 plus donors. Jake Paul donated a sum of $5,000 to support her with the biggest donation coming from Lisa Ferguson, of $25,000.

Jake Paul brought up the fighters pay situation

Previously, Jake Paul has accused Dana White and the UFC of not paying their fighters enough money. This ignited a fire between UFC fighters as the matter got worldwide attention after Paul brought up the issue in public.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

After Paul’s accusation, many fighters followed suit and raised their voice, including former middleweight title contender, Paulo Costa, and current UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou.

Paulo Costa tweeted, “UFC needs to pay me as main fighter to have fighting in main events. Youtubers are showing all disgrace on this business.”

Francis Ngannou also joined the conversation by tweeting, “It’s crazy to think that Logan Paul (0-1) just made $20M on a boxing exhibition. WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG?”

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It’s true that UFC provides the highest salary for its roster as compared to any other MMA promotion. Yet fighters are unsatisfied with their paycheck as they remain underpaid.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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