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DANA WHITE DONATES $10K TO MUAY THAI FIGHTER … Who Lost Legs In Tragic Accident

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Dana White was so touched by the story of a Muay Thai fighter who’s attempting to make a comeback to the ring after shedding his legs in a tragic work accident final 12 months, he opened up his pockets and donated $10,000 … TMZ Sports activities has discovered.

The fighter’s identify is John Esposito — and again in December 2021, his life modified without end whereas he was doing his job as a street employee.

Esposito says he was filling in potholes on the aspect of a freeway, when a automotive sped into the work space and hit him from behind, pinning him towards a trailer. The 30-year-old mentioned the amputation of his legs “occurred on the spot.
“Midway by means of the flight on the medivac, I flatlined,” Esposito mentioned not too long ago whereas recalling the incident. “They have been capable of resuscitate me, although, and convey me again to life.”

John — who fought frequently previous to the accident — has labored tirelessly the final 9 months to get again in between the ropes … hitting mitts from a wheelchair whereas he learns to maneuver round with prosthetics.

After listening to of his journey, Liam Tarrant, founder and president of The Muay Thai Mission, alongside mates Chris and Sarah Romulo, began a GoFundMe to assist Esposito on his street to restoration.

And, after Tarrant appeared on UFC fighter Angela Hill’s “Ceremonial Weigh-In” podcast to talk about all of it … White ended up donating $10K to the trigger.

Tarrant tells us because of White’s generosity — in addition to different donors — the GoFundMe has already exceeded its preliminary aim … and is approaching $30,000.

Tarrant says the money will finally go towards Esposito’s restoration prices “within the coming months & years.”

“Combating is the loneliest sport on the planet,” Tarrant mentioned within the GoFundMe, “however we’re letting our brother know that he is not alone on his journey. We’re all in his nook.”

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