It’s Dana F White‘s birthday today, so we decided to present 5 facts about the UFC President that might surprise you.
 Dana Saved a Little Girls Life
When the daughter of Kru Nai in Thailand needed a liver transplant the UG turned to Dana White, who responded within hours, pledging to donate whatever was needed to pay for the surgery out of his own pocket. Dana White has literally saved a girls life with his generosity.
 Dana Donated $100k to a Nevada Charity
The UFC not only offered up a number of prizes for The Caring Place’s fundraiser back in 2009, Dana White also made a personal donation of $100,000 himself, just because.
 He Regularly Leaves $10,000 Tips
Some UFC fans were upset when the UFC stopped going to the Palms, but not as upset as the Palms staff; Dana would regularly leave $10,000 tips when he visited, often throwing down over $100,000 a month in gratuities.
 Dana Donated Another $100k, This Time to His High School
Back in 2010 Dana visited his alma mater and noticed that time hadn’t been kind. The goalposts were ragged, there wasn’t a working scoreboard in sight, and the place had seen better days. Rather than shrug it off, Dana dipped into his checkbook and made a 6 figure donation to the school he graduated from.
 Dana Helps Fans With Bad Tickets
This is something that happens more often than you would think, but UFC 133 had two perfect examples, so we’ll use those. One fan tweeted Dana a picture of his seats, with his view blocked by a lighting rig. Rather than tell the guy he should have bought better seats, Dana had him, and his friends, moved to a much better location.
When another fan tweeted Dana that his wife’s tickets were stolen, and he couldn’t go to the cops because they were purchased from a scalper, Dana told the guy to call him, and hooked him up with section 1 floor seats. What other president, owner or executive gives fans his cell number on twitter and personally resolves ticket issues? None.
Sometimes Dana gets a bad rap, but the truth is very few people I’ve ever spoken to actually think he’s a bad guy. Is he a Hyper-aggressive businessman, and a little over protective of the UFC? Sure, but he’s also generous to a fault in his personal life, and this list could easily have been a few dozen charitable donations Dana has made, but has never made any attempt to publicize.
Dana White is one of combat sports’ finest philanthropists, and he deserves recognition for that, even if he doesn’t look for it.