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Knockout Gift! Zimbabwean UFC Fighter Themba Gorimbo Receives A Home From Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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Themba Gorimbo The Rock

Knockout Gift! Zimbabwean UFC Fighter Themba Gorimbo Receives A Home From Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson [Image: Themba Gorimbo/Instagram]

Knockout Gift! Zimbabwean UFC Fighter Themba Gorimbo Receives A Home From Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Zimbabwean UFC fighter Themba Gorimbo is over the moon after receiving a fully furnished house from United States actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

 

The Rock Visits Themba Gorimbo

Johnson, who is an actor and wrestler was moved and motivated by Gorimbo’s story of overcoming financial hardships and giving back to his village in Zimbabwe. He flew to Miami to meet Gorimbo in person and offer his support.

Gorimbo, who is the first Zimbabwean to win a UFC fight, had sold his fight gear online and made US$7,000 after defeating Japanese Takashi Sato at UFC Vegas 73. Instead of using the money to find a place to live, he built a bush pump so his village can have clean water, Sportskeeda reports.

 

Themba Gorimbo The Rock
Knockout Gift! Zimbabwean UFC Fighter Themba Gorimbo Receives A Home From Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson [Image: Themba Gorimbo/Instagram]

 

Gorimbo recently won his first fight in the octagon with only US$7 in his bank account.

Johnson, who had experienced similar financial struggles in the past, empathised with Gorimbo’s situation and offered to help him. He posted a video on Instagram, stating that he was inspired by Gorimbo’s perseverance and generosity.

 

 

Gorimbo had revealed that he had only $7.49 in his bank account ahead of his fight and that he slept on a couch in the gym due to a lack of resources and training space. Despite his challenges, he received support from his training partners, including Colby Covington, who may become the next challenger for the UFC welterweight title.

Gorimbo expressed his gratitude to Johnson and said that he was honoured to meet him. He also thanked his team and fans for their support and said that he was committed to helping others too.

 

Social Media Users Touched

Social media users were touched by the moment.

Yubbie:

“This is too cool.”

Kurundai:

“Thank you, The Rock. You’re a household name for many Zimbabweans since your active days in @WWE.”

Tau:

“Wow..at first, he couldn’t smell what The Rock was cooking!”

Adam:

“This is the Best thing I’ve seen today! Cheers @TheRock.”

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