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    White visited Boston, wrote checks for bombing victims - Mixed Martial Arts News

    UFC president Dana White lives in Las Vegas, but as he explained to the Boston Globe's Matt Juul, his heart always will belong to Boston.


    Years before becoming one of the most powerful figures in mixed martial arts, White trained and managed fighters at a South Boston gym. Judging from his sometimes abrasive — yet refreshingly honest — comments that could rival any Fenway Park heckler, it’s easy to see how his time in the Hub has influenced him.

    When news of the Boston Marathon bombings reached the UFC president, it shook him on a very personal level.

    “From a guy who’s walked those streets and been there at the finish line so many times, it really freaked me out,” said White. “I have a hard time talking about it.

    “How cowardly and disgusting that these people, who lived in the city as long as they did, did that. To put the bag right next to kids, I don’t even like talking about it.”

    White heard about the bombings while he was in a meeting with other UFC executives, one of whom was “freaking out,” according to White, because his sister was a member of the Boston Police.

    White announced that he would be flying straight to Boston right after UFC 159 in Newark April 27, vowing that the UFC and broadcast partner Fox would “write some checks."

    “Yeah, I brought checks and I got money,” White said. “The UFC donated, I donated personally, the Fertitta brothers donated personally, and Fox donated. I was really happy about that.”

    In addition to making donations to those affected and the One Fund, White had hoped to meet with some of the bombing victims face to face. However, after looking into the situation, the UFC president decided to take a subtler approach.

    “People are still hurting,” said White. “When I say that, I don’t mean physically. People still need time. I got money that we are donating for people, but I’m backing off on the whole meeting people. Even Mayor Menino is still visiting families.

    “People are really emotionally trying to deal with what’s going on, so I backed off a bit.”



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    Good stuff man. I'm sure that'll help with the hospital bills.
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    Good on Dana and the UFC. Wish I had the money to donate too. Respect.
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    What a class act. Good for him

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    But but but I thought Dana and the UFC were nothing but corporate bloodsuckers, who would step over anyone, and only cared about making themselves as rich as possible?

    In all seriousness, This is excellent news. Not like money can bring back a love one, or take back an injury, but it does make "living life" a bit easier. Paying bills, keeping the cupboards filled, make sure the kids got clothes and what not.

    I wonder how much they donated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LefthookStcrook View Post
    But but but I thought Dana and the UFC were nothing but corporate bloodsuckers, who would step over anyone, and only cared about making themselves as rich as possible?

    In all seriousness, This is excellent news. Not like money can bring back a love one, or take back an injury, but it does make "living life" a bit easier. Paying bills, keeping the cupboards filled, make sure the kids got clothes and what not.

    I wonder how much they donated?
    He just needed tax write offs! Lol

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