The city of Las Vegas, Nevada and the whole world was shocked by the actions of a lone gunman who opened fire on a crowd attending a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay.
As of this writing, a total of 59 people have been killed and over 500 people have suffered some form of injury due to the actions of the gunman.
Las Vegas has long been a hotbed of both boxing and mixed martial arts action, plus it has been the home of the Ultimate Fighting Championships for almost two decades now.
In response to this senseless tragedy, the UFC President in Dana White has announced that the promotion is donating $1 million to the families of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal tweeted the following after a discussion with the UFC President:
UFC president Dana White tells me the organization will donate $1 million to the families of those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) October 2, 2017
Despite the recent shooting, the UFC President also wants fans to know that this weekend’s UFC 216 event will go on as planned.
“Our focus right now is on supporting the community and those affected by Sunday evening's events. UFC 216 on Saturday, October 7 at T-Mobile Arena will proceed as scheduled until further notice,” White said to Yahoo Sports.
UFC 216 takes place on Saturday, October 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.