Nelk Boys Employee Promised More Money Than UFC Fighters by Dana White for Just Shedding a Few Extra Pounds

Published 11/20/2023, 6:26 AM EST

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Dana White has gained a reputation for throwing out bold challenges to those in his inner circle, often accompanied by enticing cash rewards. This trend has been a longstanding feature of the UFC head honcho’s personality. Not long ago, he put forth a cash prize for anyone who could surpass Callum Welsh’s punching machine record. Now, once again, White has demonstrated his generous nature by extending another challenge.

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White committed to one of the ‘Nelk Boys’ executives, promisi͏ng a monetar͏y reward if the executive successfully shed a specific amount of weight. Now, the executive is seeking the agreed-upon payment͏, sparking a buzz. Let’s delve into the details to better understand the situation.͏

Dana White fulfilled his promise by providing $15,000 to the executive of Nelk Boys.

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Months ago Dana White was with the production team of ‘Nelk Boys’ and while having his moment with their team. The UFC CEO got hold of one of the executives of their team Gabriel Poncio Souza. White inquired Souza about his weight and Souza claimed that he is just 260 lbs. White couldn’t believe what he heard and asked the team to bring in a scale.

After obtaining the scale, White weighed Poncio Souza and was astonished to discover that he weighed a staggering 300 lbs. White couldn’t believe his eyes and decided to issue a challenge to the executive. He offered Poncio Souza a bet of £15,000 if he could lose weight.

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It’s worth noting that UFC provides preliminary fighters with $12,000 to show and an additional $12,000 to win. However, Poncio Souza has recently upped the stakes, and in his latest venture, White has pledged an additional $15,000 in a bet with the executive. This time, it’s for shedding another 10 pounds before UFC 296.

Poncio Souza took to his Instagram handle to express his joy in losing weight and thanked the CEO for pushing for his weight loss. Interestingly, ‘The Nelk Boys’ helped Dana White win a substantial amount through gambling.

‘Nelk Boys’ won half a million dollars for White

Dana White recently indulged the ‘Nelk Boys’ during his latest outing, and it appears that they just secured a $500k win for White through gambling. The UFC has just shared online his experience of gambling with the ‘Nelk Boys’. White said “It fu**ing 2:30 in the morning, formula one just ended and I’m here with Taylor Lewan and Steve will do it from Nelk Boys” 

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He further added “These two just won a half a million dollars and gave it to me, they are f**king lunatics. They started with ten thousand dollars. These two started with ten thousand dollars and went on a mission to me a half a million dollars and they did it”

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Suryakant Das

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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