Retired Bahamian fighter Yves Edwards is perhaps best known for fighting 21 times in the UFC’s lightweight division. He retired in 2014, after fighting for 17 years.
Now his mother is in a far greater fight. Via Instagram.
“Hello nation, a lot of you know my mom is fighting breast cancer,” he began. “Well she needs our help and I need yours. Please click the link in my bio and donate to support the woman who brought #Thugjitsu into this world and help her as she fights a bout bigger and tougher than I or anyone else ever has in the #Octagon. You can also send her a message and give her a follow @fiftyfabulousandfit help her do what she does best. Win! She kicked my butt for 40 years I know she can kick cancer’s.”
The GoFundMe details the need:
Columbus, Georgia resident, Nicole Adderley has given her time and energy to passionately supporting local residents improve their health, reach fitness goals and gain a better quality of life. In June 2016, Nicole received the news she was about to begin a fight of her own, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Nicole has since endured a gruelling chemotherapy regime, surgery and is now embarking on radiation treatment. On top of the incredible physical and emotional toll this has taken, Nicole is left with mounting medical bills and due to her inability to work during her recovery, she is struggling with everyday living expenses. Let’s give back to a woman who gives so much to her local community and who through her social media, is an inspiration and support to so many who are on their own cancer journey. Every little bit helps.
The response on his social network has been heartening.
— Renato Laranja (@Renato_Laranja) February 26, 2017
— TJ De Santis (@TJDeSantis) February 26, 2017
Put the smile back on Yves shorts by doing what you can. Now we know why Yves has such a big heart and is a fighter. https://t.co/VsBIKPKJV4
— Sherdog (@TheSherdoggy) February 26, 2017
— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) February 27, 2017
— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) February 26, 2017