UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo is set to give back to his community.
Cejudo, who is set to fight Sergio Pettis at UFC 218, suffered burns on his feet and lost his Olympic gold medal in the California wildfires. Despite the injuries, Cejudo is going to push forward and compete at the event.
But California will still be on his mind.
In a report from ESPN.com on Wednesday, it was revealed that Cejudo will be donating his UFC 218 bonus money to victims of the fires.
“I’m going to dedicate this fight to all the people from Santa Rosa. I want to fight for them,” Cejudo said. “I know I’m going to put on a show, and when I get a fight-night bonus, I want to dedicate that money to the relief fund.
“Some people don’t know, there are a lot of people are still missing. I’m dedicating this fight to those people, and I’m going to give a $50,000 check to them.”
Cejudo is also hopeful he will eventually recover his Olympic medal, but his main focus in on the upcoming fight.
UFC 218 is set to take place on Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
In the main event of the pay-per-view, featherweight champion Max Holloway will take on former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar. A heavyweight battle between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou is scheduled for the co-main event.
Photos of the injuries Cejudo suffered in the fire can be seen below:
Hey everybody just want to say thank you for the love and support. Prayers to all the families that lost somebody in the fire. I’m doing fine and my foot isn’t broken but I did burn my foot on the way down after jumping out the window. It’s just a long story but I’ll keep you guys posted when I do a interview. As of now I’m on my way to Natal, Brazil to take care of business at #ufc218