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Born to Haitian parents, fighter urges fans to help

By Brett Okamoto, Las Vegas Sun - When WEC featherweight Mackens Semerzier made the decision to post a video on the Internet urging people to donate to Haiti, he said it wasn't his Haitian heritage that compelled him to do it.

It was his humanity.

"If you've got a heart, you can't watch that stuff without being concerned," said Semerzier, whose parents emigrated from Haiti to the U.S. in the late 1970s. "It's hard to watch.

"It bothers me seeing any people like that. It just happened to be that it's my people right now."