Watch: UFC stars offer help after video of bullied Keaton Jones goes viral

Watch: UFC stars offer help after video of bullied Keaton Jones goes viral

Plenty of UFC stars attribute their start to being bullied, so it’s no surprise they want to defend those who find themselves in similar situations.

By TheMacLife - 10 Dec 2017

There are many well known fighters in the UFC who attribute their start in mixed martial arts to being a victim of bullying when they were younger.

Names like Georges St-Pierre, Bas Rutten and Paige VanZant have all shared how big a part of being victimised at school was behind their motivation to get into combat sports in an attempt to learn self-defense. It’s perhaps no surprise then that the UFC and it’s stars are happy to help anyone who feels ostracised and alone.

Yesterday, after a video of Keaton Jones was spread social media in which the young Jones sadly detailed his own bullying experiences, UFC president Dana White took to his own Twitter to ask if anyone could help connect him with Jones so as White could invite him to the UFC headquarters.

After the post went out, thousands began searching for a manner in which the UFC honcho could find Jones and make his offer. To punctuate the point, the promotion put out a video with various names offering their support and love to the young man, while various other stars threw out their own well wishes.

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