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Dana White: UFC Donating $1 Million to Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistOctober 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27:  UFC president Dana White appears during a media availability for UFC 200 at Madison Square Garden on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Las Vegas, Nevada is home to the UFC and many of the company's fighters. It's no surprise, then, that the promotion was rocked by the mass shooting on Sunday night that left at least 59 dead and over 500 injured, per CNN.com.

The MMA world is taking action, with Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal tweeting the UFC plans to donate $1 million to victims of the shooting:

Adam Hill @AdamHillLVRJ

UFC president Dana White tells me the organization will donate $1 million to the families of those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas

Personalities from all levels of the sport are looking to help those affected, including comedian and longtime UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who will be donating the proceeds from his upcoming show to the Las Vegas Victims Fund:

Fighters have been unanimous in their support of the city as well:

Cody Garbrandt @Cody_Nolove

To the fight fans living or traveling to Vegas this week. Please consider donating blood. Let's make a difference! @ufc https://t.co/QnAediwl8k

Amanda Nunes @Amanda_Leoa

Las Vegas 🙏🏼

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Miesha Tate @MieshaTate

I'm honestly devastated for my city of Las Vegas, I'm sending prayers for all those caught in the horrific act of violence last night

Roxanne Modafferi @Roxyfighter

*pls SHARE*Syndicate MMA is hosting a charity seminar to benefit individuals&families affected by the horrible shooting.$25 minimum donation https://t.co/3XQTMgpd6U

Despite the tragedy, the company and its athletes will be returning to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Saturday, according to CBSSports.com. Those wishing to donate to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund can do so on its GoFundMe page.

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