After Sunday’s horrific mass shooting in its home city, the UFC is doing all it can to help.

The industry-leader today released an official statement to MMAjunkie pledging support for the victims while confirming Saturday’s UFC 216 pay-per-view event will go on as planned.

“Our focus right now is on supporting the community and those affected by Sunday evening’s events,” read the statement. “UFC 216 on Saturday, October 7 at T-Mobile Arena will proceed as scheduled until further notice.”

Several UFC employees retweeted messages from first responders and officials, including requests for blood donations in the wake of the tragedy, which unfolded on the final day of the Route 91 Harvest Festival across the street from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. At least 58 people died when a gunman opened fire on concert-goers from the hotel’s 32nd floor.

UFC President Dana White tweeted a sad emoji in response to a picture of Las Vegas posted on the promotion’s official Twitter account with the quote, “Our hearts are at home.”

The UFC is also making a $1 million donation in wake of the tragedy (via Twitter):

A request for comment from T-Mobile Arena’s communications department on the possibility of any additional security measures being taken was not immediately returned.

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.


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