Wednesday 16 October 2019

WATCH - UFC Dana White vows to support bullied child as he posts a highly emotional video

The story of Keaton Jones touched the heart of UFC chief Dana White
The story of Keaton Jones touched the heart of UFC chief Dana White
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

UFC chief Dana White has thanked his followers on Twitter following an overwhelming response to a message highlighting the plight of bullied youngster Keaton Jones.

White posted a tweet to his nearly five million followers asking to be put in touch with Jones after he was touched by a video of the kid who explained how he was being victimised in his school.

"Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It's not okay." said a tearful emotional Keaton.

"They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly, they tell me I have no friends. It's not okay."

White highlighted the video and offered his support to the troubled youngster, with ten of thousands of interactions from his followers.

"Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school." he wrote.

"This video is heartbreaking!! I want to bring Keaton to Vegas and hang out at UFC Headquarters. If anyone knows how i can reach the family please let me know. Thank u everyone."

White later tweeted another message offering thanks for the response and hinting he was planning to meet Keaton in a bid to lift his spirits.

It can only be hoped those who have been bullying this clearly traumatised young man feel suitably embarrassed by their actions.

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