UFC all about ‘Vegas Strong’ in wake of mass shooting
By Brian Martin
LAS VEGAS — Just one day before hosting the first sporting event in Las Vegas since Sunday’s mass shooting, the UFC continues to show its support for those involved and the city it calls home
UFC President Dana White and others on stage for the UFC 216 ceremonial weigh-ins Friday at T-Mobile Arena wore black “Vegas Strong” shirts, while all the fighters came out with different versions of “Vegas Strong” shirts.
The UFC, which has said it will donate $1 million to the families affected by Sunday’s massacre in which 58 people were killed and nearly 500 others were wounded, has asked all the fighters, their cornermen, the referees and more to wear “Vegas Strong” shirts Saturday at UFC 216.
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White also said more than 1,500 first responders have been invited to UFC 216, along with some of those who were wounded in the attack.
Regular security procedures are expected at the event.
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