UFC star Angela "Your Majesty" Magana has stepped up to lend a helping hand to the thousands affected by hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico. She had dedicated her popular and controversial Twitter page to the fight to obtain supplies for storm victims.
The 34-year-old strawweight legend already raised over $3,900 through an online fundraiser, with the campaign aimed at bringing water, flashlights, batteries and other goods to Puerto Rico. Magana has built a massive online following with a controversial social media persona, referring to herself as "Your Majesty" and her followers as "peasants." But over the past few weeks, she has ditched the heel persona -- and focused on tweeting about her GoFundMe.com campaign to help Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria ravaged the island last month, and many residents are still without power. Magana has been living and training in Puerto Rico for over a year, so she has seen and experienced the devastation firsthand. That's why this fundraiser is so important to her.
Despite having a fight lined up on Dec. 2 against Amanda "ABC" Bobby Cooper, "Your Majesty" is dedicating much of days leading up fight night to the hurricane recovery campaign. Will her decision to spend so much time helping storm victims affect her performance at UFC 218? Obviously, it won't help her performance to take time away from training, but the fight to help Puerto Rico is clearly near and dear to her heart.
No one can knock her for going out of her way to lend support to the island. At UFC 218, Magana will be looking to snap a two-fight UFC losing skid and pick up her first official win inside the world-famous Octagon.