However, the story doesn’t stop there. Per recent media reports, Johnson also gifted Themba Gorimbo with a fully furnished house in Miami, ensuring the fighter will never have to sleep at the gym again.
He recently won his first fight in the @ufc.
— Nina-Marie Daniele (@ninamdrama) May 22, 2023
He sleeps on a couch in… pic.twitter.com/8QIDa7PJTYWe’ve never met but I had to fly to Miami to look this man @TheAnswerMMA in the eyes, hug him and shake his hand. I’ve been moved & motivated by his story ❤️
Reaching out on social media, Johnson was admittedly moved by Gorimbo’s story, knowing all too well what it feels like to get by with nothing more than a few dollars in your pocket. Johnson tagged Gorimbo in his response offering to help the African fighter out.
Dwayne Johnson Makes Good on His Promise, Surprises Themba Gorimbo
“I once had bucks too. I’ve been there on that grind. Got your back, brother. I’ll help. You got this. I’ll be in touch @TheAnswerMMA #hardestworkersintheroom,” Johnson tweeted.
Recently, Dwayne Johnson made good on his promise, surprising Gorimbo at MMA Masters in Miami. The video clip, shared by The Rock on Twitter, is an incredibly heartwarming moment. Something that is sorely lacking in the world of mixed martial arts.
Gorimbo’s story immediately went viral and got the attention of one of the most prominent figures in entertainment today, Dwayne Johnson. Better known by the millions… And millions of his fans as The Rock.
UFC prospect Themba Gorimbo got the surprise of a lifetime in the form of a visit from the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. He had bucks in his bank account when he won.
Themba Gorimbo was down to his last before last night’s fight at #UFCVegas73 #ufc pic.twitter.com/KjvXpsyOLo
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 27, 2023