UnderGround Forums Champ Spends Entire $1M Prize to Feed Homeless

11/24/20 8:05 PM
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11/24/2020 8:31 AM PT

No fancy car. No fancy Rolex -- MMA fighter Emiliano Sordi spent his $1 MILLION prize money on something much more important.

HE USED EVERY CENT TO FEED HUNGRY PEOPLE IN HIS HOME COUNTRY!

Amazing, right?!

The 29-year-old earned his $1 mil check by winning the Professional Fighters League light heavyweight season and playoffs in 2019. Dude can fight.

Now, Sordi -- AKA "He-Man" -- is revealing how he spent the dough ... and it'll warm even the coldest of hearts.

The Argentinian fighter says the COVID pandemic has been especially brutal in his home town of Rio Cuarto -- and in an interview with the Hablemos MMA podcast on Monday, he explained why he felt compelled to step up and help.

"Everything here is very rough," Sordi said (via MMA Junkie). "The economy is very bad. The situation is looking very ugly."

"We started giving food to about 300 people and we got to a point where we gave food to 3,000. So economically, I didn’t enjoy any of [the $1 million prize]."

Sordi said he worked with the city to obtain the proper permits to deliver food throughout the area via pickup truck from March through August ... and the operation grew as time went on.

"I didn’t buy anything. I didn’t go on vacation. I mean, I was locked at home. But I used those resources to help people who were going through a rough time."

Emiliano (22-8) says despite his efforts, there are still folks in need ... but he understands he's made an impact with what he's done so far.

"I did what I could," Sordi added. I invested my money in something that brought me satisfaction and it was just that: helping those who were hungry. And to this day, there’s people who are still living in hunger."

11/24/20 8:16 PM
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Damn, that's awesome

11/24/20 8:56 PM
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Next level hero

11/24/20 9:08 PM
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Kirik -

Next level hero

I hate that I agree with you on anything

11/24/20 10:37 PM
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So selfless. I'm inspired. 

11/24/20 11:14 PM
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That's cool

11/24/20 11:16 PM
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https://www.tmz.com/2020/11/24/pfl-champ-emiliano-sordi-fed-thousands-argentina-1-million-prize/?fbclid=IwAR2gBIz01Fp6x16P1sygYEDvHIbJ7e3paoXMa7wVbmiX0I_NM43WQ3mE43c

11/24/20 11:20 PM
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He's just as selfish as the rest of us.  He didn't begrudgingly help those people.  It wasn't a selfless deed, he felt damn good doing it and fullfilled his personal need to feel important.  It's great to see and wish more people did what he did.

11/24/20 11:27 PM
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3,000 people is alot of mouths to feed and alot of work & money.Major props to him.

11/25/20 12:13 AM
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Good for him...reminds me of Dikembe Mutombo....spent $20 million to build a hospital in the Congo

11/25/20 2:06 AM
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amazing

 

11/25/20 2:40 AM
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BringBackHeadbutts -

He's just as selfish as the rest of us.  He didn't begrudgingly help those people.  It wasn't a selfless deed, he felt damn good doing it and fullfilled his personal need to feel important.  It's great to see and wish more people did what he did.

Maybe you're right, but you're also miserable. Seek help 

11/25/20 2:56 AM
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BringBackHeadbutts -

He's just as selfish as the rest of us.  He didn't begrudgingly help those people.  It wasn't a selfless deed, he felt damn good doing it and fullfilled his personal need to feel important.  It's great to see and wish more people did what he did.

Jesus, your life must suck.

11/25/20 3:02 AM
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Dumb to not put half in an annuity and half for the homeless.



But very nice.

Edited: 11/25/20 4:31 AM
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BringBackHeadbutts -

He's just as selfish as the rest of us.  He didn't begrudgingly help those people.  It wasn't a selfless deed, he felt damn good doing it and fullfilled his personal need to feel important.  It's great to see and wish more people did what he did.

You're in more dying need of a blowjob that any man alive

11/25/20 6:14 AM
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A real dummy

11/25/20 6:23 AM
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BringBackHeadbutts -

He's just as selfish as the rest of us.  He didn't begrudgingly help those people.  It wasn't a selfless deed, he felt damn good doing it and fullfilled his personal need to feel important.  It's great to see and wish more people did what he did.

You must be fun at parties. 

11/25/20 6:23 AM
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Thats really amazing. What a fantastic human

11/25/20 7:41 AM
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Would ave been better if he invested the money in something that kept people fed. He gave them a fish instead of giving them nets and fishing line.

Still a kind and charitable gesture, just not very bright.
11/25/20 7:58 AM
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I have a feeling there’s more to this story 

all the article says is that’s what’s he’s claiming he’s going to do. 

Helping people is good, just something about this feels off or lacking details. 

11/25/20 8:04 AM
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BringBackHeadbutts -

He's just as selfish as the rest of us.  He didn't begrudgingly help those people.  It wasn't a selfless deed, he felt damn good doing it and fullfilled his personal need to feel important.  It's great to see and wish more people did what he did.

STFU faggot.

11/25/20 8:37 AM
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RenatoCocopreta - Would ave been better if he invested the money in something that kept people fed. He gave them a fish instead of giving them nets and fishing line.

Still a kind and charitable gesture, just not very bright.

Came to say this. Use the money to help people feed themselves 

11/25/20 9:19 AM
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South American math.

If you feed only 3k people for a million dollars then you spent 333 dollars. What did he feed them for a month or was that one meal?

Seems like he spent about 100k and probably hid the rest offshore. What are taxes like in Argentina.

11/25/20 12:28 PM
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kneedy -

South American math.

If you feed only 3k people for a million dollars then you spent 333 dollars. What did he feed them for a month or was that one meal?

Seems like he spent about 100k and probably hid the rest offshore. What are taxes like in Argentina.

Can you not read?

"Sordi said he worked with the city to obtain the proper permits to deliver food throughout the area via pickup truck from March through August ... and the operation grew as time went on."

Edited: 11/26/20 2:57 AM
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Johnzandt - 
BringBackHeadbutts -

He's just as selfish as the rest of us.  He didn't begrudgingly help those people.  It wasn't a selfless deed, he felt damn good doing it and fullfilled his personal need to feel important.  It's great to see and wish more people did what he did.

You're in more dying need of a blowjob that any man alive

 

I'd say this has been true most my entire life and I accept your offer :)