Sometimes the best things can come from bad decisions. Little did Mike King know when he decided to juice going into his fight with Cathal Pendred, that at least some of the bonus money he’d end up losing would go to charity. That’s what Pendred himself is saying after he successfully campaigned to receive King’s half of their FOTN bonus from UFC Fight Night Dublin.
Thank you @danawhite @lorenzofertitta & J.Silva for rewardeding me for being PED free. I will donate a sum to Temple St. children’s hospital
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) August 14, 2014
It’s really good to see money from an ugly side of the sport going to something better and it’s a genuinely great thing for Pendred to do. Obviously there are a lot of fighters doing charity work, so Pendred’s actions shouldn’t set him apart as going above and beyond his peers. Rather, this is just a nice way to show fans, media, and even other fighters, that there are good things that can be done with even the most inglorious UFC moments. And that fighters can do more with the bad publicity of PED’s in MMA than just speak out against it.
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