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UFC president Dana White calls fighters Kevin Holland, Jon Jones ‘real-life super heroes’.
UFC fighters are mostly known for their incredible moments in the cage, but UFC president Dana White feels the athletes should get more credit for their actions in their respective communities.
White had a lot to say after middleweight Kevin Holland helped arrest an alleged car thief in his neighborhood, chasing him down until the officers arrived. During his Dana White’s Contender Series Week 6 post-fight press conference, White took the time to point out Holland and Jon Jones‘ efforts to make a difference away from the octagon.
“Realistically, when you think about it, these guys are real-life superheroes. They are,” White said. “With Jon Jones, he was walking through Albuquerque and stopping kids from spray painting local businesses last summer. Kevin Holland just apprehended a suspect in Texas and held him until the police came.”
“They’re superheroes in a lot of ways.”
Dana White’s comments come just days after Kevin Holland stopped an alleged car thief in his neighborhood
White may give off a divisive persona to some fight fans, but it’s clear that he cares about his fighters away from competition just as much as he does in it. In light of Jones’ latest legal issues, White seemed disappointed and frustrated with the former light heavyweight’s demons away from fighting.
Holland will fight Kyle Daukaus in a rematch at UFC Vegas 42, as he looks to continue his rise in the middleweight division. The UFC continues to skyrocket in popularity thanks to some of the heroic actions of fighters such as Holland and Jones in recent years.