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Loot2011-03-03 20:24:41 +0000 #1
Thought this was a pretty cool piece of news. Te Huna donated his purse, and the UFC matched it. Plus they are still auctioning off items with the proceeds going to the cause.

Here's the auction site in case anyone is interested.

ufc.thegivingbridge.com/

And the link to the article...

mmajunkie.com/news/2...t-purse-donation.mma

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Despite his loss at this past weekend's UFC 127 event, light heavyweight James Te Huna donated his entire fight purse to victims of Australia and New Zealand's recent flooding.

Following the show, Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC's managing director of international development, announced that the organization is matching the Kiwi's donation.

Additional thousands will be raised by a UFC 127 memorabilia auction, which runs through Wednesday.

"Jamie Te Huna donated his fight purse," Zelaznik said after the show, which took place at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. "The UFC is actually matching that for the relief in New Zealand. We're also still taking bids for UFC 127 memorabilia. We expect to approach $30,000 as part of a donation for the Queensland flood relief."

Auction items include the UFC 127 octagon canvas, Jon Fitch's event shorts, Michael Bisping's gloves and walk-out shirt, Jorge Rivera's full walk-out gear, and Kyle Noke's shorts and shirt. Bids as of Monday afternoon ranged from $500 to $1,550.

A UFC 127 VIP experience brought in $10,000, according to the auction site, ufc.thegivingbridge.com.

Tropical Cyclone Yasi ravaged large parts of Australia and New Zealand in late January and early February. The storm and subsequent flooding caused more than $800 million in damages. Thousands were left homeless, and hundreds of thousands were left without power for extended periods of time.


dhk19802011-03-03 20:40:29 +0000 #2
Te Huna is a champ. and great job by the UFC for matching and doing the auction.
CoolzInferno2011-03-03 21:03:59 +0000 #3
It'd be nice if Mark Hunt did something similar and donated part of his bonus check, seeing as he's a New Zealander as well.
dhk19802011-03-03 20:50:36 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by CoolzInferno

It'd be nice if Mark Hunt did something similar and donated part of his bonus check, seeing as he's a New Zealander as well.

he has to feed himself
Onion2011-03-03 21:45:53 +0000 #5
Te Huna's purse was probably like 2k, just saying.
Ash2011-03-03 22:08:11 +0000 #6
Nobody makes 2K anymore. He probably made at least $10,000.

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