MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently learned from Miller’s camp at AMA Fight Club that UFC co-owners Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White each made significant private donations to the Daniel James Miller Foundation, which was created to assist in the funding of a kidney transplant for Miller’s son, Daniel Jr.
“Zuffa went above and beyond to make sure that Daniel James Miller and his aunt Kathy, who will be the living donor, will have the absolute best health care and the funding possible to make the surgery happen,” AMA trainer Mike Constantino told MMAjunkie.com. “In addition to that, Dana and Lorenzo also made a substantial donation to the Daniel James Miller Foundation.”
Miller’s 1-year-old son needs a kidney transplant as the result of a genetic kidney disorder known as polycystic kidney disease, or PKD. Miller’s team helped establish the foundation and recently held a seminar and auction to help raise money for the cause.
When we first heard about this operation, I had a few millionaires in mind that I was hoping were going to donate, but it just seems boorish to say Dana and the Fertittas should crack their wallets every time anything happens to any of their fighters. Fortunately they don’t need the shaming of a two bit snark blogger to do the right thing. Plus when you do dick moves like fire Miguel Torres over innocent rape van tweets, it’s always good to swing in the saint direction too.