Dana White’s Generosity Towards UFC 303 Competitor Joe Pyfer

Joe Pyfer is currently 3-1 with the UFC, with a fight versus Marc-André Barriault scheduled for this Saturday at UFC 303, but “Bodybagz” didn’t have it easy in the beginning of his career.

Following a childhood full of domestic violence, Pyfer at times found himself homeless, and the struggle continued into his fighting career. It wasn’t until his time on Dana White’s Contender Series’ that things took a serious turn for the better, and the UFC’s CEO is a big reason for that.

Back in September 2022, Pyfer made his UFC debut, and also made his name heard with a stunning first round knockout of Alen Amedovski. During the post fight press conference, Pyfer revealed to the public the generosity that Dana White showed him prior to his time with the organization, and how that generosity set him up for success.

“I told [Shelby] I need to talk to him, because I need to thank him, because he gave me a home for a year. He gave me money on the side of [DWCS]. And, really, that secured me being able to have a place to live for the next year, on the house of Dana. I think the guy gets sh*t on a lot for not being a good dude… He’s my boss, and I want to like him, I want to respect him, and I have all the respect in the world for him.”

Pyfer suffered a setback in his last appearance back in February, when he fell short on judges scorecards versus veteran Jack Hermansson. But, he didn’t stay out of action too long, and has himself in a prime position to propel up the middleweight rankings if he is able to defeat Barriault this Saturday at UFC 303.

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