Tyson Griffin

In advance of his own fight at UFC 137, Las Vegas resident Tyson Griffin has decided to give back to his community with a special giveaway to benefit the Boys Town of Nevada.

The UFC featherweight will be doing a raffle via his website with the grand prize winner getting tickets to UFC 137 as well as attending Griffin’s after party in Las Vegas.

Growing up with the potential of being led down the wrong path himself, Griffin sees a lot of himself in the kids he’s worked with at Boys Town and hopes to be a positive influence to them, and help put them on the right track.

“I could have been in their shoes,” said Griffin. “I had a chance to work with Boys Town a couple of times for the UFC and learning about the kids down there and what their situations were, I could relate. Growing up my parents got locked up and I was in foster care for a little bit and I could really relate to those kids and understand what they’re going through and what the situation is. I was one of those kids back in the day and I just want to really give back based on the situations I came from and help those kids understand that it doesn’t really matter where you come from that you can still come out on top.”

A $25 donation will get an entry into the contest, with the final winner getting the tickets to the fights and the after party, but all proceeds will benefit Boys Town.

Griffin’s manager Tom Call says that this is their way of giving back, because they want to set a new standard for how fighters can contribute to their communities.

Call also told MMAWeekly.com independently that more fighters from the Impact Fight Management team would be doing charitable events like this as their bouts approach. Impact Fight Management works with several other high profile fighters including UFC bantamweight stand out Michael McDonald and UFC welterweight David Mitchell.

“It’s not just about entertaining the fans, we have to be proactive in showcasing the true character of our clients and I applaud Tyson for stepping up and setting a new MMA standard. Expect more Impact fighters to follow the same course,” said Call.

Griffin fights at UFC 137 against former WEC fighter Bart Palaszewski in a featherweight bout with the contest ongoing right now. Fans can check out www.TysonGriffin.com for further information or to donate into the raffle.

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

Related News

UFC Fight Night Cyborg vs Lansberg rewind: What you got right & wrong

  • 29 days ago

UFC fans made their predictions ahead of UFC Fight Night Cyborg vs Lansberg - but were they correct? We look at all the prefight picks and see what really happened on fight night. read news >>

Nate Diaz Talks Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor, Dana White Ahead of UFC 205

  • 27 days ago

UFC lightweight contender Nate Diaz has called out president Dana White, as well as lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight king Conor McGregor following the announcement the two will me read news >>

Jeremy Stephens Calls Conor McGregor 'Ginger Crackhead' After UFC 205 Presser

  • 27 days ago

UFC featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens has taken a shot at champion Conor McGregor ahead of UFC 205 on November 12, saying he'll fight the Notorious any day and labeling him a “ginger crackhead. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez Comments on Conor McGregor Ahead of UFC 205 Title Fight

  • 24 days ago

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has said he’ll do whatever he wants to Conor McGregor when the two men meet at UFC 205. The pair will battle it out in New York on November 12 in one of the yea read news >>

Weigh-In: John Dodson vs. John Lineker - UFC Fight Night

  • 24 days ago

Watch John 'Hands of Stone' Lineker and John 'The Magician' Dodson weigh-in ahead of their UFC Fight Night match-up in Portland, Oregon. read news >>

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos not worried about travel adjustments ahead of UFC Fight Night 96

  • 23 days ago

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is a finisher. With 14 finishes in 15 career victories, he’s planning to score another knockout when he faces Keita Nakamura at UFC Fight Night 96.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Coker Undeterred by Potential of Public Backlash Ahead of Bellator's Israel Debut | FIGHTLAND

  • 19 days ago

Photo via Scott Coker/Twitter Last month, Bellator announced its first event in Israel, which is scheduled to take place on November 10 at Tel Aviv’s 11000-seat Menora Mivtachim Arena. The card boast read news >>

Ahead of UFC 204, Manchester City throws their support behind challenger Dan Henderson

  • 19 days ago

MANCHESTER, England – In the footballing world (or soccer, if you're American), the English city of Manchester is divided by a pair of powerhouse franchises. With Manchester United previously support read news >>

Video: Michael Bisping, 'old man' Dan Henderson verbally clash ahead of UFC 204

  • 18 days ago

MANCHESTER, England – The rivalry between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and future UFC Hall of Famer Dan Henderson remains a contentious affair, at least if today’s media day face-offs ar read news >>

Bellator 164 fighters get out-of-competition drug testing ahead of Israel event

  • 18 days ago

Tests for performance-enhancers and drugs of abuse have come back negative for three headlining fighters at Bellator 164, MMAjunkie has confirmed.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>