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Paul Felder is competing at UFC Fight Night Brasilia next month, but needs some help getting his cornermen there. In an effort to reduce the overhead associated with transporting the extra bodies, and housing/feeding them once on foreign soil, he has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with the costs.

The fund is intended to help pay travel expenses not covered by the promotion, so that Felder can have his coaches in his corner.

Traditionally, the UFC only pays for one corner per fighter.

The campaign is set at $7,500, and at the time of this publishing, the fund was just over$1,200.

There's been an increase in crowd funding these types of expenses, since the Reebok deal reduced outside sponsorships that might otherwise cover these extra expenses. In fact, UFC women's bantamweight fighter, Ashlee Evans-Smith has listed her past Reebok kit for sale to help cover expenses for her coaches, as well.

Felder has been with the UFC since his debut in 2014, and has gone 4-2 in his tenure with the organization. He is currently on a two fight win streak, with his most recent victory coming at UFC Fight Night 88, when he defeated Joshua Burkman via unanimous decision.

He is set to face Francisco Trinaldo on Sept. 24 in Brazil.


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