Alexis Davis beat Sarah Kaufman at UFC 186, but the morning after was given some devastating news.
In an interview with MMAFighting, Davis revealed that the morning after her victory she received news that her 5 year-old niece, Hayden, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, which is a form of cancer.
“It was hard. Even now, it almost feels like it’s a dream. Like, you don’t almost believe it. It’s like everything else, you think ‘this happens to other people, this doesn’t happen to us.’ You only hear about stuff like this, children at such a young age … she’s only five, she just turned five in November. It’s just unbelievable. It’s hard.”
“She’s just so strong and stubborn. She has been her whole life, she’s definitely been a fighter. She’s obviously hooked up to a lot of machines and stuff like that — she actually just finished her first round of chemo yesterday — so she’ll be having to go to the bathroom and she won’t let anybody help her out of bed, won’t let anybody help her get back into it. She’s like, ‘no, I want to do it.’”
If you would like to donate or show support for Hayden you can go to this GoFundME account set up by the family.
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