Recently, teenager, Keaton Jones, made a powerful video detailing his experiences as a bullying victim.
People around the world have been so moved by Jones’ video, that they have responded to it in order to show their support for the boy.
The mixed martial arts community has not been an exception. First, UFC President Dana White responded to Keaton on Instagram and personally invited Jones to UFC headquarters.
Now, UFC fighters are responding to the video. Two UFC champions — Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier — and former Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos took to social media to tell the teen that he has friends in the biggest mixed martial arts organization in the world. Who better to have your back?
UFC Strawweight and Dancing With The Stars performer Paige Van Zant offered her bodyguard services to Keaton.
Finally — and perhaps for some, surprisingly — Colby Covington reached out to Keaton, encouraging him to get some training in.
You can check out their posts below:
Hey, #KeatonJones – you have friends here at the UFC, buddy. Today and everyday. #StandWithKeaton @Lakyn_Jones | @DC_MMA @TWooodley @FelderPaul @SugaRashadEvans @KennyFlorian pic.twitter.com/ZxX0cY1bu7
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
I would love to come meet this guy and provide bodyguard services!!!Connect me as well!!!! Bullies suck!! I won’t stand for it! https://t.co/8IAdTC7Smm
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) December 10, 2017
Keaton, I got your back. I am getting ready for my fight, but say the word and I’m there. Come be a part of of my training camp. You’re not alone. Anything you need I got you! https://t.co/yJY22jq4cd
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) December 11, 2017
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) December 10, 2017
Every wrestler knows a guy that used to get bullied, then joined the team and turned into a savage no one messed with. Get this kid to a mat club, @AmericanTopTeam has a great one down here in south Florida he is welcome to anytime. https://t.co/MdS8W2g2EN
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 10, 2017
Here is the original video