dana-white-100.jpgSAN JOSE, Calif. – As a former Boston resident, Dana White admits it’s a struggle for him to not talk about this past week’s Boston Marathon bombings. But the UFC president is sure of one thing: He’s going to try and do something to help those suffering.

“I have a hard time talking about this in public because if I really do talk about it, I’m going to come off like a psycho,” White said at Saturday’s post-UFC on FOX 7 press conference. “I’ve really limited talking about it, but I’m going to Boston on Saturday. After [UFC 159], I’m jumping on a plane and flying to Boston, and I’m actually going to go visit some people that were affected by this horrible event.”

Boston, of course, has been at the center of the news universe in recent days after a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of Monday’s 2013 Boston Marathon, the 117th edition of the historic race.

The attacks injured 183 people and killed three others, including an 8-year-old boy. Many of those injured were left with missing or mangled limbs.

“The story that gets me is the mother that was crossing the finish line and the 8-year-old that was killed and the 6-year-old that lost her leg by a couple of f—ing cowards,” White said.

White spent much of his youth in Boston and retains ties to the community. He has thus far largely declined to comment on the situation, each time holding back obvious emotions as he refuses to elaborate on his true feelings. Now he’s committing financial support to those affected by the tragedy.

White said details of his plan are still being arranged, as his relief efforts aren’t at the behest of any organization but rather a personal mission he feels compelled to address.

“I’m going to go to Boston and write some checks,” White said. “I don’t even know how I’m going to do it or what I’m going to do, but I’m going. I want to go. I’m going next weekend.”

Featuring a light heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones and top contender Chael Sonnen, UFC 159 takes place April 27 in Newark, N.J.

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 7, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Ronda Rousey’s UFC Return Planned for November or December

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

Ronda Rousey won't be back in time for UFC 200, but Dana White makes it sound as if she might be on target for a date in New York. read news >>

Dana White Comments on Ronda Rousey's UFC Return Amid Miesha Tate Fight Rumours

  • 28 days ago
  • 36 views

UFC president Dana White believes former women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is "ready to fight" again, and she will return to the Octagon in November or December. That could open the door for read news >>

Why Anthony Johnson isn’t Fighting Jon Jones at UFC 197?

  • 26 days ago
  • 102 views

Why didn't Anthony "Rumble" Johnson get the call to fight Jon Jones at UFC 197? UFC president Dana White explains. read news >>

Dana White Lookin’ for a Fight, Episode 4: UFC Boy Band, Snowboarding, and Prospects Found

  • 25 days ago
  • 24 views

During episode 4 of Looking' for a Fight, UFC president Dana White, former champion Matt Serra and Nick "The Tooth" head to Minneapolis to scout a heavyweight prospect. read news >>

'Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight,' episode 4 with discovery of UFC 197's Cody East

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

“Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” is back with its fourth episode, which can now be watched in its entirety.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Amanda Nunes challenges Miesha Tate for women's bantamweight title at UFC 200

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

Dana White said we might get a women’s title fight at UFC 200, and now we have one. Miesha Tate will defend her bantamweight title for the first time when she meets Amanda Nunes. Filed under: Feature read news >>

Lyoto Machida admits use of banned substance, fight with Dan Henderson scrapped at UFC on FOX 19

  • 17 days ago
  • 24 views

A rematch between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson has been called off, as “The Dragon” has admitted taking a banned substance, and UFC officials have elected to pull him from the UFC on FOX 19 contes read news >>

Miesha Tate Admits Amanda Nunes is ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Presents a Lot of Problems’

  • 15 days ago
  • 15 views

Women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate thinks people aren't giving her UFC 200 opponent Amanda Nunes enough credit, but she knows that she faces a dangerous fighter. read news >>

RFA 37 Results and Highlights: Leandro Higo and Devin Clark Take the Gold

  • 14 days ago
  • 63 views

With UFC President Dana White in attendance, Resurrection Fighting Alliance put on one of its most exciting shows ever as RFA 37 delivered six stunning finishes. read news >>

RFA 37 highlights: It was 'insanity – the whole night,' and here's why (clue: Dana White)

  • 14 days ago
  • 778 views

Friday’s RFA 37 event produced a night of knockouts and submissions. It was also an unofficial tryout for UFC contracts thanks to one special guest.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Videos, News, read news >>