fighter Soa The Hulk Palelei banned from
visiting sick children at Perth hospital -
25th September 2015
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UFC fighter and childrens charity ambassador
has been banned from visiting sick kids at a Perth
hospital because cage fighting is outlawed in Western
ambassador Soa The Hulk Palelei had organized
a photo opportunity at Princess Margaret Hospital
to promote a Telethon fundraiser, which involved him
spending 24 hours on an ergo grinder.
Paleleis son suffers from absence epilepsy.
'The Hulk' Palelei has been banned from a children's
hospital in Perth.
told Radio 6PR on Friday that he was dumbfounded
by the decision.
photo also involved rugby league champion Matt Fuller.
Fullers wife called Palelei to tell him he wasnt
allowed to attend.
was like 'really'? I was dumbfounded in a way,
want me to do a 24-hour grind, put my body on the
line for you, raise money for you guys, but you won't
let me see the kids?
Martials Arts isnt banned in the state however
it remains the only place in Australia that outlaws
the UFCs fighting enclosure known as the Octagon.
felt the hospital shouldve done some research
on him to see all the charity work he had done in
pro wrestler-now-Hollywood actor is also an ambassador
was quite surprised but it is what it is... I don't
see why my sport is different to say if Danny Green
went in, he said.
PMH spokeswoman told local media they decided to ban
"The Hulk" from the hospital because of
his association with UFC.