The MMA World Expo 2011 was held this past Sunday in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center, with a number of MMA, grappling and boxing stars in attendence. In addition to hosting the launch of former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture’s new book, “The Last Round”, the event offered grapplers the opportunity to compete in the Renzo Gracie BJJ Open tournament, and MMA fans to meet and take pictures with the pros they’ve seen fighting on UFC Pay-per-view broadcasts. Both Dan and Jim were in attendance to sign autographs and take pictures, and Danny himself made an appearance with his mom and sister to thank Paul and everyone else involved in the planning of the Expo for putting together a charity auction in Danny’s name. Tickets for the raffle were sold for $5 each, and the winner could not have been more deserving as the 60″ LCD HDTV was awarded to Carlos Habron, a US Marine Corp reservist who also serves as a volunteer firman and EMT.
Congratualtions to Carlos, and thank you to everyone who helped out by purchasing a ticket for the raffle, which raised over $700 for Danny. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help to provide little Danny with a better, happier life.
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