UFC Heavyweight Tanner Boser Displays a Heartwarming Gesture

Published 12/16/2020, 5:00 AM EST


Over the past, we have seen a lot of UFC fighters displaying acts of humanity and contributing to the wellbeing of others.

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Recently, the Canadian mixed martial artist and UFC heavyweight contender, Tanner Boser displayed a gratifying act of kindness. He put his UFC fight gloves for auction to help a child who possesses a serious medical condition.

‘The Bulldozer’ took to his official Twitter handle to gather the MMA community’s attention towards this heartwarming initiative. He wrote, Hey guys, I’m auctioning off a pair of signed, fight worn UFC gloves and hand wraps to help raise money for @FighterJakob who is a little boy in my home city who has a life-threatening medical condition and needs extremely expensive gene therapy to survive.

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The Bulldozer‘ made his UFC debut in 2019. In his short stint with the promotion, he has put together an impressive 3-2 record. He lost his last fight to Andrei Arlovski via a unanimous decision.

Even without holding a title, the Canadian fighter is a staunch champion outside the octagon.

Following up on his first tweet, he later added, “If you want to place a bid, just comment. I will update my story with the current highest bid.  The auction will run until Saturday at 10 pm and I will mail them out to you with the fastest delivery option possible, wherever you are, on Monday.  Thank you.  #UFC #YEG #Edmonton”

Including Tanner Boser, there are many more champions in and outside the octagon

Dustin Poirier, a UFC veteran and the most renowned charitable fighter in the UFC, has a foundation named the ‘Good Fight Foundation’. It tries to create an impact on specially-abled children’s lives by creating schools and playgrounds for them.

In fact, his upcoming rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 257 will be a charitable bout, wherein a huge chunk of the fight purse will go to charity.

Even Conor McGregor donated over $1 million dollars to charity following his ‘Proper 12’ whiskey success. ‘The Notorious One’ also donated medical supplies worth $1 million euros to his country, Ireland, to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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The UFC lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is an avid contributor to health and the well-being of individuals. Post his biggest UFC win against McGregor, ‘The Eagle’ headed to Africa to repair water supplies and build medical centers for underprivileged kids. He even raised $1,00,000 for Dustin Poirier’s ‘Good Fight Foundation’ by selling his t-shirt.

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Just like these, there are many more fighters who are active patrons to charitable foundations in the world. Irrespective of their achievements inside the cage, these fighters are undeniable champions outside the fight world.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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