While Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are expected to pocket upward of $100 million apiece for their August 26 boxing mega-fight, not all fighters are so lucky. Sarah Moras, for example, is having difficulty managing the costs of her UFC 215 bout with Ashlee Evans-Smith.
To help wrangle the costs of her training camp for this UFC 215 showdown with Evans-Smith, Moras has launched a GoFundMe campaign. Moras shared the campaign on Twitter over the weekend.
“I’M LOOKING FOR DONATIONS TO HELP WITH MY FIGHT CAMP FOR MY UFC FIGHT, SEPTEMBER 9 IN EDMONTON. THANKS!”
Moras goes into greater detail on the GoFundMe page itself.
“I WANT TO COMPETE AND BE THE BEST FIGHTER I CAN BE AND I CAN’T DO IT ALONE,” SHE EXPLAINS ON HER PAGE. “IN ORDER TO DO THAT I NEED TO BE ABLE TO TRAIN FULL-TIME WITHOUT WORK A SECOND JOB TO PAY MY LIVING EXPENSES (RENT, PHONE, FOOD, AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS). I ALSO WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT MY BODY IS IN THE BEST SHAPE AND CONDITION IT CAN BE IN, AND THEREFORE I WILL NEED TO PAY FOR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING, AND FORMS OF RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION FOR MINOR INJURIES THAT OCCUR DURING A FIGHT CAMP.”
THE UFC ALSO INVITED ME TO A UFC ATHLETIC RETREAT, THAT WAS ON MAY LONG WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS, WHERE THEY OPENED UP A BRAND NEW (NFL LEVEL) PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE FOR US UFC FIGHTERS. AT THE INSTITUTE, I CAN GO ANY TIME AND RECEIVE FREE PHYSIOTHERAPY, AND HAVE A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH WORK WITH ME ON MY SPECIFIC NEEDS. THEY EVEN HAVE A NUTRITIONIST AND A BUFFET THAT WORKS WITH THE NUTRITION PLAN ALL FOR FREE, ALL I NEED TO DO IS PAY FOR MY FLIGHT, HOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION. SO I WANT TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE FACILITY. THEY HAVE TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL HELP ME THAT I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW EXISTED.”
Support Sarah Moras’ UFC 215 training camp here.
This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 7/16/2017.