Themba Gorimbo reveals that he got scammed out of money destined for a library project in Zimbabwe

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UFC welterweight Themba Gorimbo faced a setback in his charitable efforts after falling victim to a scam while trying to build a library in his home country of Zimbabwe. The 33-year-old revealed the unfortunate incident in a recent interview.

“Someone scammed me, man, So, I didn’t end up doing that. I lost $5,000 from the person that said they were going to buy the shorts. They sent me a proof of payment that was fake, a guy from England.”

“They wanted me to send the kit to them…They sent money to someone in Zimbabwe, hypothetically, they just said they sent the money. That guy gave me the money then we already bought the bricks and some stuff to start the building of the library.”

Themba Gorimbo went on to add “Then a few days later, the guy told me the money has not cleared in the bank account and that it was a scam. So, the guy wanted me to send the stuff to him — I don’t know. I ended up losing money. I’m going to do it after this fight with my own money. It is what it is. It’s life. You learn sometimes expensive lessons.”

Themba Gorimbo’s Plans After Receiving First UFC Paycheck

After receiving his first UFC paycheck, Themba Gorimbo announced plans for several charitable initiatives to support his native country. His efforts garnered significant support, including a $10,000 donation from UFC lightweight star Dustin Poirier. Gorimbo’s good deeds even caught the eye of Dwayne Johnson, who famously gifted the fighter a house in Miami.

However, someone scammed him out of $5,000 earmarked for the library project. Despite this setback, Gorimbo remains determined to make a positive impact and plans to fund the library himself after his next fight. It’s unfortunate that there are dishonest individuals out there, but Gorimbo’s resilience is commendable.

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