It’s safe to say that we should all be thankful that 2012 is almost over. This has been a rough year to be an MMA fan, and with a damn-near legendary injury curse spanning the last eleven months, it’s been just as hard on the fighters. But this has been an especially hard year for UFC veteran Dennis Hallman, whose house burned down in the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.
As Hallman told MMAFighting.com, the cause of the fire is unknown, but authorities believe it was an electrical fire. No one was hurt, but Dennis Hallman has lost everything to the fire.
After battling injuries throughout the first half of the year, Hallman was expected to fight Thiago Tavares on at UFC 151. When that event got axed, Hallman/Tavares was rescheduled for UFC on FX 5. Hallman would show up seven pounds overweight, canceling the bout entirely. Dennis Hallman would walk away from competition in order to deal with an ugly custody dispute with his wife, who is reportedly battling a drug addiction.
I realize that money is tight for everyone -especially with the holidays approaching - but anything you can afford to give will help Dennis out. You can donate to him by visiting this page. Hopefully, Dennis can get a fresh start in a new house in time for his family to enjoy the holiday season.