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UFC’s Dana White offers support to Marathon victims

Marathon causes receive support

Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White may call Las Vegas his home now, but his heart always will belong to Boston.

Years before becoming one of the most powerful figures in the rough-and-tough world of mixed martial arts, White trained and managed fighters at a South Boston gym. Judging from his sometimes abrasive — yet refreshingly honest — comments that could rival any Fenway Park heckler, it’s easy to see how his time in the Hub has influenced him.

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