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UFC President Dana White claims his comment about long-term fighter health benefits was all a big misunderstanding.

If you are a UFC fighter eager for more comprehensive fighter health benefits, don’t hold your breath.

UFC fighters around the globe must perked up when UFC President Dana White assured that long-term health benefits were coming to UFC fighters. It all took place in the comments section of an impromptu Q&A with White hosted by broadcaster Karyn Bryant.

A fan commented on the post asking, “Will the UFC ever offer their fighters full-time health benefits so they can have them after their careers are over and possibly deal with life-altering issues from fighting[?]”

The UFC boss simply replied, “Soon.”

In a follow-up with UFC Arabia Farah Hannon, White insisted it was all a misunderstanding.

“Yeah, uhm, that actually wasn’t a Q&A, that was on Instagram,” White said (h/t Lowkick MMA). “I responded to the wrong guy when I said ‘soon’ [laughs]. That was wrong actually, I responded — I noticed that later, that I had said, ‘soon’, but it was on the wrong post. I wasn’t talking to that guy. It was somebody else.“

Long-term health coverage for UFC fighters won’t be coming «soon.» pic.twitter.com/uprQzK5eLw

— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) June 8, 2021

Former UFC champion and current Bellator queen Cris Cyborg, or whoever runs her Twitter account, shunned the promotion for not taking care of its athletes long-term.

”Fighters like @timsylviamma and more deserve to have their injuries from fighting in the @ufc taken care of without paying thousands once their careers are over,” she tweeted.

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