Dana White shares touching tribute to WMMA fighter who died

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Dana White posted a tribute to an MMA fighter who died in a car accident.

UFC president Dana White's newest Instagram is a big gesture to a small-town MMA fighters family.

According to White, he was told that a WMMA fighter had died and one of her dreams was that White would know her name someday.

"@shalielipp I KNOW YOUR NAME……. RIP," he wrote along with the photo of the woman.

It's ok to get choked up over this, we sure did.

Several fighters commented on the post including Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, and Anthony Pettis.

Shalie Lipp was an amateur fighter who promoter said was 'going to go somewhere'

White explained in the comments the story of how he heard about Shalie Lipp.

"She is a 21-year-old amateur MMA fighter who just passed away in a car accident," he wrote. "She was supposed to fight May 20th and just got home from training in Thailand. Her mother found her journal and I guess at the end of every entry she would write 'Dana White will know my name.' Lauren Murphy called and told Mick Maynard the story and it broke my heart.. My condolences to her family and friends."

According to the NY Post, Lipp was involved in a two-vehicle accident in Minnesota on Sunday. She was a passenger in a 2015 Chevy Malibu which collided with a 2017 Jeep Cherokee. She was not wearing a seatbelt the report says.

Lipp had been training for a month in Thailand ahead of her appearance at No Mercy 11 where she was set to face Natalie Gage.

“At 19 years old, she started fighting the top fighters in the Midwest. … She was someone everyone knew was going to go somewhere and end up in the UFC," the promoter Jeremy Bjornberg told MyMMANews.

At the time of her death she held at 3-2 amateur MMA record.

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