Derrick Lewis, UFC Partner to Donate $10,000 to Hurricane Relief Efforts in Houston
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 1, 2017
Lewis has already shown his love for Houston and its residents
in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, now the heavyweight has joined
forces with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to help give his
hometown some financial aid.
“The Black Beast” and the UFC have partnered to donate $10,000
toward helping those affected by the storm and the floods in the
city, both the fighter and promotion announced Friday.
“I love the city of Houston and I am proud to call it my home,”
Lewis wrote on Twitter.
“In addition to the rescue efforts I have participated in, I am
also proud to partner with the UFC to donate $10,000 to the relief
efforts. It is an honor to be able to give back to a city that has
given so much to me. #HoustonStrong”
On Monday, Lewis
drove around Houston in his four-wheel drive truck to assist
those who were stranded due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey,
documenting some of his work through social media. Lewis will
return to the Octagon on Oct. 7 against Fabricio
Werdum at UFC 216.
“UFC would like to extend our support to the wonderful city of
Houston, Texas. As the hometown for several UFC athletes and some
of the greatest fans in the world, Houston has also hosted some of
our most amazing events,” a statement from the promotion read. “We
have partnered with UFC heavyweight and Houston local, Derrick
Lewis, to donate 10k towards the relief efforts. The city of
Houston has proven that we are all fighters.”