Many important figures in mixed martial arts and combat sports hail from Nova Friburgo, Brazil - Edson Barboza Jr., Alex Davis, Pablo Popovitch, Marlon Moraes and Vagner Rocha are among them. They have all been impacted by these tragic floods and mudslides. They have lost loved ones, friends, and most of their hometown to the mudslides that have ravaged this area of Brazil.
It is a daily battle for survival in an area where the poor live in shacks built into hills. A month's worth of rain fell in one day, turning the ground into mud, and costing thousands their lives, homes, and belongings. These people's homes and belongings are now being washed away.
Combat Athletes for Nova Friburgo is asking fans of MMA and their network of friends to donate whatever they can to help save lives impacted by one of Brazil's most deadly natural disaster.
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