Dana White’s Tribute to Michael!

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Tex Hollywood - November 18, 2022

This is a nice heart warming, but also gut wrenching story about a 16 year old named Michael.

His family put together a GoFund me to get him to the UFC to meet Dana White, luckily Dana's team saw the story and made sure his dream happened for UFC 279 where he met his hero and probably had the time of his life.

White extended the invite to UFC 281, where he was sat behind Mike Tyson, who was really good to the kid.

Well, he passed away yesterday, only 5 days after the event, so maybe that invite kept him going, got him one last hurrah and it's a reminder that some billionaires out there are good people, who still have a semblance of a soul.

RIP Michael!

I met Michael at UFC 279 his friends and family put together a “go fund me” to get him to UFC to meet me and it was brought to my attention from an old friend of mine. We jumped on it and got him there. This kid was SO AWESOME I immediately loved him. He just turned 16 and just got his drivers license. He was such an amazing kid I invited him to UFC 281 in NYC. His parents said he was so pumped all he cared about was getting to NYC for this event. I sat him right behind Mike Tyson and I fuckin love u Mike Tyson!!! Without being told anything Mike treated Michael so good and took pics with him etc. Amazing, incredible, beautiful little Michael passed away today and I’m fuckin devastated. He held on long enough to make the event and I just want to thank EVERYONE involved with Saturday Night that made his weekend special. My heart goes out to Michael’s friends and family and I want to thank you Heather and Brian for introducing me to him. I will never forget him.

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