UFC welterweight James Head does not have his next fight booked, but after he does compete again, he’ll be donating his purse to the victims of the devastating tornado that recently hit Oklahoma.
While speaking with Fight Line.com, the Oklahoma City resident and 29 year-old fighter stated:
“I am planning on donating my next UFC fight purse to the victims of the tornado and I have partnered with Cage Fighter, who is selling a #Pray4OK t-shirt that will donate 100-percent of all profits from sales to the victims. More than monetary donations, I plan on getting my hands dirty and helping with cleaning up the mess that the tornado has left behind.”
The tornado decimated the town of Moore in particular but other communities in Oklahoma were also impacted. Multiple people were killed and early reports indicate the damage could exceed 2 billion dollars.
Head is originally from Illinois, but the 9-3 fighter moved to Oklahoma City several years to ago to train with the region’s renowned Lovato Jiu Jitsu team. The welterweight was scheduled to fight Nick Catone at UFC 159, but the latter was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering severe dehydration from his weight cut.