Social media influencer and professional boxer Jake Paul is feeling generous these days.
The 24-year-old donated $5,000 to UFC women’s flyweight contender Sarah Alpar. Alpar recently launched a GoFundMe page to help her pay off living expenses and training camp costs.
Paul announced his donation via Twitter on Wednesday, June 30
“SMH… Imagine a rookie in the NBA had to start a GoFundMe to play…,” Paul said. ” I let Sarah @TOOSWEET_Alpar know she has my support and contribution. It’s an honor and privilege to help fellow fighters in anyway I can.”
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🙏🏼https://t.co/XvDHOwoN6Q
— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) June 30, 2021
Jake Paul supports Sarah Alpar with highest donation
Paul’s contribution is one of 118 donations. Alpar already surpassed her $30,000 with $34,781 donated as of Wednesday evening.
Along with Paul’s donation, he wrote Alpar a message, stating, “Keep training hard Sarah, sending you positive energy for your camp!!!”
Alpar earned a UFC contract by submitting Shanna Young via second-round rear-naked choke on Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2019. She suffered a third-round TKO loss to Jessica-Rose Clark in her UFC debut last September.
She is slated to return to the octagon against Erin Blanchfield at a UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 18. On the GoFunMe page, “Too Sweet” said she is a fighter, barista, student, wife and mom.
Alpar thanked Paul and the rest of the donors on her page Wednesday.
“Wow. Wow. I am blown away by what is happening right now, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you, everyone, for your support, and Jake Paul for contributing and getting the word out about my fund. You all art helping my dreams a reality. I want to thank each donor personally and respond to several of your social comments. Please be patient as I have training and homework to do too!! I will respond. I am beside myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I believe we can reach the 30k goal, and I am here to show up and fight like all of you have shown up for me! Let’s do this!!”
Paul is set to put his undefeated record [3-0] on the line against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Showtime, Sunday, Aug. 1. “The Problem Child” is coming off a first-round knockout of former Bellator welterweight champion and UFC contender Ben Askren in April.
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