UFC’s James Head Donating Fight Purse To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Oklahoma City resident and UFC welterweight James Head is doing his part to help the victims of the devastating tornado that hit the region earlier this week. Not only does Head plan to assist his community by lending a hand to the recovery efforts, but he’s also going to do his part financially as well. While speaking to Fightline.com the 29 year-old relayed:

“I am planning on donating my next UFC fight purse to the victims of the tornado and I have partnered with Cage Fighter, who is selling a #Pray4OK t-shirt that will donate 100-percent of all profits from sales to the victims. More than monetary donations, I plan on getting my hands dirty and helping with cleaning up the mess that the tornado has left behind.”

“I’ve never been more proud of a group of people in my life; the way that everyone is assembling together to help those affected by the storm is truly inspiring.”

According to reports, the tornado that ravaged several Oklahoma communities has killed over 20 people and may have caused over 2 billion dollars in damages. Head has lived in Oklahoma City for several years now, after he left Illinois to train at the city’s Lovato Jiu Jitu gym.

Head was scheduled to fight Nick Catone at UFC 159 last month, but Catone became severely dehydrated during his weight cut and was forced to withdraw from the event. Head (9-3) does not have another fight booked yet.

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