Dana White said the UFC will donate $1 million to help the victims affected by the shooting Sunday at a country music concert, in which at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 others were injured.
The UFC President said:
Vegas is his town, it’s where UFC is based and where he lives and he feels it’s his duty to help the city recover in any way he can.
White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto Monday:
“At the end of the day, this is our city — we love this place, the first thing when we got up this morning, everybody, personally, got it together and made sure anybody they know or love was OK. Then we came in here and made sure all of our employees are OK.”
The UFC confirmed in a statement that UFC 216, headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee, will be held as planned on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas.
Our focus right now is on supporting the community and those affected by Sunday evening’s events. UFC 216 on Saturday, October 7 at T-Mobile Arena will proceed as scheduled until further notice.
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