Joe Pyfer wins his UFC debut via knockout, thanks Dana White for giving him money and a place stay for ‘the next year’.

Dana White Contender Series alumna, Joe Pyfer fulfilled his and many fighters’ dream by making his UFC debut, winning by first-round knockout via a straight right hand.

Pyfer’s glee was practically palpable, excitedly greeting Daniel Cormier before giving an emotional post-fight interview.

I believe in good people Daniel, Pyfer began. “I’m not gonna cry but I’m so fortunate to be here man. Sleeping on a park bench, running away from home, from abuse to being here. This is something I’ve been watching since four-and-a-half years old and doing, so, I’m in love with the game baby, lets go!

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Pyfer also took time to thank UFC President, Dana White, for providing him with ‘cash on the side’ at the DWCS.

“I just want to give a shout out real quick,” Pyfer said. “Thank you to Dana White, that man gave me cash on the side and gave me a place to live for the next year.

It’s my birthday today, I’m 26 six years old, I want that 50k bonus, because I’m the birthday boy, let’s go!”

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Pyfer would double down on his support for White during his post-fight press conference, suggesting that Dana White receives undeserved criticism for being ‘a bad guy’

I asked Sean Shelby in the cage, let me talk to my boss,” Pyfer said. “I told him that I need to talk to him because I need to thank him because he gave me home for a year. He gave me money on the side of contender and really that secured me being able to have a place to live for the next year.

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“I think the guy gets s**t on a lot for not being a good dude and whatever bulls**t people say sometimes but as far as he has treated me, he’s treated me gracefully, he’s my boss. I wanna like him, I wanna respect him and I have all the respect in the world for him, so for me it means something to go and shake my boss’s hand after I go and I work for him.

Joe Pyfer post-fight media scrum

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