After Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the UFC has pledged to donate $1m to support the families of the victims.
Las Vegas has long been the city where the UFC’s headquarters are based and following the attack which has left over 50 dead and more than 500 injured, the UFC released a statement offering their support and confirming that Saturday’s event, UFC 216, will go ahead as planned.
“Our focus right now is on supporting the community and those affected by Sunday evening’s events,” read the statement. “UFC 216 on Saturday, October 7 at T-Mobile Arena will proceed as scheduled until further notice.”
UFC commentator Joe Rogan has also vowed to donate all of the proceeds from an upcoming stand-up show towards the Las Vegas Victims Fund.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) October 2, 2017