Following a great night of fights for an even greater cause, UFC
president Dana White talked with FOX Sports’ Ariel Helwani
about the special Fight for the Troops event, which is the third in
the company’s history.
What helped foster this relationship between the UFC and the
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was a sobering look at a sad reality
that our service men and women do not get the treatment they
desperately need when returning home from military conflicts.
“I went and visited some of these troops that are injured –
whether it is burn victims, amputees, traumatic brain injury – and
one of the things that really blew me away when I was first
introduced to this organization was we don’t take care of our
troops when we come back from war,” states White whose first
two Fight for the Troops events raised a combined $14 million for
the worthy charity.
As for the the action inside the Octagon itself at Fort
Campbell, White sounded equally impressed with the respective
winners of the main event, Tim Kennedy, and co-main event, Alexis
Davis. “His next fight will be a very important fight,”
tells White about what former Special Forces sniper Kennedy has to
look forward to in his next outing. Helwani ended with asking about
Davis possibly getting a title shot next to which White responded,
“I don’t know if she’s done enough, but
she’s looked damn good tonight.”