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Fans upset after ESPN+’s monthly subscription price increases by 43%, jibe at UFC president Dana White

Dana White and the UFC have come under fire from MMA fans following a reported increase in ESPN+ subscription costs. The subscription fee will reportedly increase from $6.99 per month to $9.99 starting August 23.

Bloomberg first reported this 43 percent price increase, which was later confirmed by MMA Fighting. A UFC PPV, which costs $74.99, can only be purchased if you have an ESPN+ subscription.

The price increase comes at a time when the UFC and its President Dana White are being snubbed for underpaying UFC fighters. White recently drew a lot of criticism for giving the Nelk Boys’ Kyle Forgeard a whopping $250,000 for the YouTuber’s birthday.

In response to a tweet from MMA Fighting regarding ESPN+’s price increase, many MMA fans jibed at the UFC and White.

A fan tweeted:

“How else is Dana going to give his buddies $250,000 for their birthday?”

Another Twitter user claimed:

“Yes, I am canceling my subscription. The only reason I had it was because it was less than $10.”

In addition to these responses, some fans pointed out that (for some users) the ESPN+ app works “50% of the time.” Others joked that the UFC president “has to pay that 250,000 back.”

@MMAFighting @DamonMartin You mean the same ESPN+ that keeps freezing, has terrible stream quality, and works about 50% of the time? Should we pay more for that? Maybe it’s time to just be a Bellator fan

Some fans also targeted the Nelk Boys. Meanwhile, others indicated that they’d rather follow other MMA action like Bellator and PFL:


Dan Hardy’s take on Dana White and UFC fighter pay

Former UFC fighter Dan Hardy responded to a video tweeted by Kyle Forgeard that showed Dana White presenting him with $250,000. “The Outlaw” suggests that the UFC president might pay all 15 top UFC fighters $250,000 each on their birthdays.

Retweet if you think Uncle Dana should give all top 15 fighters in the UFC Ranking $250,000 on their next birthday. twitter.com/KyleForgeard/s…

Dan Hardy then stressed that the idea wasn’t far-fetched and that White could afford it. In a swipe at the UFC over fighter pay, Hardy tweeted that the UFC could pay her fighters instead of White out of the billions she raises:

“Just for context — it’s only $45 million, which would leave about $455 million of his profits from selling the UFC…them about $955 million.”

Just for context – It’s only $45 million, which would leave about $455 million of his profits from selling the UFC…about $955 million.#Peanuts twitter.com/danhardymma/st…


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