A celebrity Big Apple fighter is paying for a bullied teen to get martial arts lessons after seeing a heartbreaking viral video of him being jumped in his Baltimore school.
Bellator pro Dillon Danis, who is Conor McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, first posted a video of the vicious beat down on his social media late Friday asking for help identifying the 14-year-old victim.
“These videos break my heart nobody should have to go though this,” the Chelsea-based Marcelo Garcia black belt wrote of the video viewed 1.3 million times.
“If anyone knows how to contact him I wanna get him into martial arts immediately.”
By Saturday he had traced the beaten kid, sharing a screengrab of him offering to “pay for a membership to the closest jiu jitsu gym nearest to you if you are interest.”
“Fr,” @keydayoungan_ replied — standing for “for real?” — with Danis insisting, “Yeah of course.”
“Wow,” the young wannabe singer replied, with Danis telling him, “That video broke my heart my man.
“Sorry you had to go through this but I got your back let’s do this,” he added, along with a handshake emoji.
The usually divisive fighter — the target for Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s flying kick when he leaped from the octagon at UFC 229 — soon got flooded with compliments for his generous offer.
“Shhhh people gonna realize you a great guy!!” McGregor’s main coach, John Kavanagh, told him, while UFC legend BJ Penn said, “Thanks for taking care of the next generation.”
The initial video showed the boy being surrounded in his school bathroom — with several of the other boys repeatedly punching and kicking him after getting him to take off his glasses.
CBS Baltimore confirmed the attack was in the city’s Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West, with an official promising that “appropriate action will be taken.”
The victim later took to Instagram to thank people checking on him, admitting the attack “f–cking hurt” but insisting, “I’m good.”
“I’m not trying to get famous for some dumb s–t.” he said in a video.
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