Dan Miller and the AMA Fight Club will host a seminar to raise money for Miller's son. | Photo: Dave Mandel

AMA Fight Club is home to two of the UFC's gamest competitors: brothers Jim and Dan Miller. While the facility often serves as the setting for grueling fight preparation, it will play a different role on Saturday, when the gym will host a seminar to raise money for Dan Miller's one-year-old son, Danny, who has polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

Danny was born with the genetic disorder, which causes cysts to form in groups on his kidneys that inhibit kidney function. PKD can be painful, as the affected person experiences unusual swelling of the kidneys, diminished kidney function and, potentially, total renal failure.

The young Miller has already had both kidneys removed and must undergo a kidney transplant. For the time being, he undergoes daily dialysis to remove the harmful wastes from his body. All money raised by Saturday's proceedings will be used to help Danny.

The fundraiser will consist of two sessions featuring UFC talents Chris Weidman and Charlie Brenneman in addition to the Miller brothers and “Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 alumnus Andy Main.

The morning session will serve as a lesson in submission grappling, while the afternoon attraction will showcase muay Thai kickboxing. Each session costs a $100 donation to the Daniel James Miller Foundation. However, those who wish to attend both sessions may do so at discounted rate of a $175 donation, which includes lunch and a meet-and-greet provided by the Miller family.

Seminars are available to participants aged 12 and older. AMA Fight Club is located at 831 Route 10 East in Whippany, N.J. Introductions will be made at 9:45 a.m. by AMA owner Mike Constantino, and the grappling seminar begins at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, and the striking seminar will begin at 1 p.m.

Those not wishing to participate on the mat can also make donations, and those in attendance will be eligible for prizes via a raffle, including fight-worn gear and memorabilia. Anyone unable to attend the Saturday's event may still donate to Danny's cause by visiting www.DanielJamesMillerFoundation.wordpress.com.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Jose Aldo requests release from UFC 'after being fooled so many times'

  • 29 days ago

Fed up, Jose Aldo has requested his release from the UFCFight fans may never get a change to see longtime featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo step foot inside a UFC Octagon ever again.On Tuesday, in an i read news >>

UFC Picks up Former Bellator Heavyweight Champ Alexander Volkov | FIGHTLAND

  • 26 days ago

Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Fight fans love the heavyweight division for its unpredictability. When two massive men step onto the canvas and start winging fists at one another, the likeliho read news >>

UFC Fight Night 96 draws announced 6,240 fans in Portland for $501,035 live gate

  • 25 days ago

PORTLAND, Ore. – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 96 event drew an announced attendance of 6,240 and a live gate of $501,035.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Fans invited to UFC 204 open workouts, weigh-ins, autograph sessions, Q&A event

  • 23 days ago

Heading to UFC 204 this week? Before Saturday’s event, you can attend some fight-week festivities.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Review: For better or worse, 'The Hurt Business' highlights MMA's emotional core

  • 23 days ago

Is “The Hurt Business” the documentary that MMA and its fans deserve? Although far from perfect, director Vlad Yudin’s offering does manage to touch on the emotional core of the sport.Filed under: Be read news >>

UFC Portland: Dodson vs. Lineker Highlights, Results, and Recaps

  • 22 days ago

UFC Portland brought fans a solid card the week before UFC 204. The 12-fight card was capped off by an excellent main event between John Dodson and John Lineker.The MMA world did not expect much from read news >>

Justin Gaethje on Jason High: 'I Would Put Him to Sleep in Front of His Fans'

  • 21 days ago

Justin Gaethje and Jason High are on a collision course. If they weren't before, they are now. Granted, there's business in front of them first, happening at World Series of Fighting 33. But if they read news >>

Conor McGregor and little girl take adorable selfie (Photo)

  • 20 days ago

Don't say Conor McGregor doesn't show his fans any love.On Wednesday morning, the reigningUFC featherweight champion took to social media to sharea photo with one of his younger fans.https: read news >>

UFC 204's Bisping-Henderson main event makes sense for fans, not rankings

  • 19 days ago

If you’re a stickler for stats and rankings, the UFC 204 headliner might not appear to make much sense. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Demian Maia UFC 204 Q&A Video Replay | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago

Welterweight contender Demian Maia fielded questions from the fans in England following the UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 weigh-in on Friday. read news >>