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.
Im looking for donations to help with my fight camp for my UFC fight September 9 in Edmonton. Thanks! https://t.co/5elkAFooRC via @gofundme
— sarah moras (@sarahcheesecake) July 14, 2017
“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 on BJPenn.com on 7/16/2017.