You can say what you like about Dana White's business practices, but the guy is certainly capable of the grand gesture.
It started on the UG with this post from Ben Pittsley:
I recently visitied Tiger Muay Thai and had the experience of a lifetime, But this is not about me, this is about SAVING THE LIFE OF A 4yr OLD GIRL!!!!
I had the pleasure of training with Kru Nai and meeting his family....When I returned home I learned that his daughter needs a LIVER TRANSPLANT or will die....the doctors gave 4 weeks to live.....
Please donate and help save a life
Mr. DANA WHITE,
If you are a true ambassador for the sport.....PAY FOR THIS SURGERY!!!
Please help, no donation to small........the clock is ticking
http://savetuptim.yolasite.com/ or contact TIGER MUAY THAI for details
Nai is the trainer in Roger Huerta's HL Video.....
STEP UP Mr. WHITE.....please save a life
Fightline has more:
Shortly after this was posted, forum member and UFC employee saucylv33 wrote back, "Dana will pay for the remaining funds needed for the surgery."
She assured later that White's offer was "legit," and Tiger Muay Thai associate/fighter Ray Elbe later posted: "Just received confirmation that Dana White is the reason for the season. Monday morning he will be having his assistant contact Grainne Farrell of Lotus Medical to make arrangements for the payment of the Liver transplant operation. Amazing. DFW you have no idea how many people's prayers you answered with this random act of generosity."
I am a frequent critic of Dana White and a frequent recipient of criticism from the UG but this is both at their best and a credit to the sport and humanity in general.
Merry Christmas MotherF***ers! Indeed.