UFC President Dana White recently hit the jackpot without even placing a bet…
During a “usual” weekend in Las Vegas, White was astounded to receive a staggering $500,000 in gambling chips – a generous gift from Stephen Deleonardis of the Nelk Boys (better known as SteveWillDoIt) and Taylor Lewan of Barstool Sports!
White took to Instagram to share the news, revealing how Deleonardis and Lewan transformed a modest $10,000 into half a million dollars:
These two just won a half a million dollars. These are $25,000 chips, half a million dollars, and gave it to me.
They are f*cking lunatics.
They started with $10,000 and went on a mission to win me a half a million dollars and they did it.
It’s f*cking unbelievable.
The UFC chief highlighted the astronomical odds of such a win:
Any of you know that really actually gamble, the odds of winning half a million dollars off of $10,000 has got to be a f*cking 1,000,000-to-1.
It’s f*cking impossible. Literally impossible. They did it.
Steve Will Do It and Taylor Lewan give Dana White $500K. pic.twitter.com/DEocIiop00
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) November 20, 2023
This isn’t the first time White has been at the center of such grand gestures.
In December 2021, Deleonardis gifted him a custom Maybach van estimated at $300,000. White reciprocated in July 2022, gifting $250,000 in cash to Nelk Boy Kyle Forgeard for his birthday.
This exchange, however, sparked controversy within the MMA community, particularly regarding UFC fighter compensation.
White defended his actions on The Pat McAfee Show:
Let me set this record straight…
First of all, all these people on the internet, go f*ck yourself. I spend my money however the f*ck I want to spend my money.
Mind your own f*cking business.