UFC president Dana White is known as a brash, often controversial figure. But what often goes unnoticed is the good work White does when he is away from the public eye.
During a recent trip to Phuket, Thailand, we were reminded of one of the good deeds White did year’s ago.
Back in 2010, White paid for the life-saving surgery of Tuptim Jadngooluem, who was then just seven years old. Tuptim is the daughter of former World Muay Thai world champion Rattanachai Jadngooluem, a well-respected Tiger Muay Thai trainer also known as Kru Nai.
At the time, she was diagnosed with a serious liver condition bilary obstruction.
Without surgery, Tuptim was given just a few weeks to live. However, White stepped up to the plate and covered the cost of the liver transplant.
This week, White finally got to meet Tuptim seven years later.
These types of stories can often go untold, but it’s great to see that Tuptim is doing well and White was finally able to meet the young girl who, as her father says, he gave the gift of life to.