A Generous Hand of MMA’s Fighters

The MMA industry is blessed with many giving athletes and personalities who are out to make a big difference in their communities and the world at large. Although a number of their generous deeds may have passed unnoticed, we have dug up some information on some of the kind works undertaken by the men and women of the MMA world.

Brian Stann
Stann is a former US Marine and currently he is the UFC middleweight champion. He is very dedicated in the day to day activities of an organization, whose main aim is to focus on demographics that have statistics indicating that the area is likely to have a large number of jobless: young veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan plus wounded or disabled veterans.

Alex Davis, Dan Lambert, Joe Mullings
Earlier in 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil suffered massive destruction that was occasioned by torrential rains that caused landslides killing more than 800 people. Nova Friburgos among the communities worst hit. This is also the hometown of the famous MMA manager Alex Davis, along with UFC lightweight Edson Barboza, among others. Davis was in Nova Friburgo at the time, and he offered a lot of care and rescue to the affected. On the other hand, Lambert and Mullings, gym owners of American Top Team and The Armory, respectively, started Combat Athlete Charities with the aim of providing relief efforts to the affected.

Jose Aldo
Every time Aldo finishes a fight, he auctions off his fight gear to benefit his team’s Nova Uniao community program. This is aimed at assisting underprivileged youth.

Dan Henderson/Clinch Gear
Apart from thrilling their fans with great fights in the UFC, Henderson, and his Clinch Gear Company are very philanthropic and love giving back to the community. Henderson has been pledging to provide a Thanksgiving Day meal to a family of four for every official walkout T-shirt purchased through his website. He works with Denver Rescue Mission and San Diego Rescue Mission, and the promotion has been extended through Christmas.

Brendan Schaub
When UFC Heavyweight Schaub first visited Brazil in June, he came face to face with some of the most impoverished parts of the country. He was touched by what he saw, and he promised to offer support where he can. He kept his promise and on his next tour of the area, Schaub brought along a number of duffel bags worth of training equipment to a local gym in the underprivileged part of Tijuquinha.

Enson Inoue
After Japan was hit by the devastating March earthquake and tsunami, Inoue – who traces his roots to Japan, took it upon him traversing through the hardest-hit areas and offering help to the region’s residents .These included giving out clothing, food and supplies and toys to children. Inoue is said to have emptied his own wallet in a bid to offer assistance to everyone he could gain access to.

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