According to Dr. Suess, the Grinch was a miserable creature with male-pattern baldness and a heart two sizes too small. He and his poor doggie companion Max made a career stealing Christmas presents from the adorable children of Whoville. Our own beloved Baldfather, Dana White, is sometimes accused of skimping on fighter pay. For instance, a few complaints by the Ghost of Shamrocks Past (Ken) can be found here. If the UFC President palled around with Andrei Arlovski\u2019s pit-bull Maximus, we might have the makings of a sequel.\u00a0 But not so fast. According to Michael Bisping, White never stole Christmas from anyone. In fact, he saved it. In an interview with Fightography, Bisping said he was struggling financially in 2006. \u201cI hadn\u2019t fought for a year,\u201d he remembered. \u201cSo even then, money was really tight. It really was. Things were getting quite desperate, to be honest. But you know, I\u2019m thinking, \u2018I\u2019m fighting in the UFC now. I\u2019ll have a fight soon.\u2019\u201d\u00a0 Unfortunately, he spent six months waiting for that first post-Ultimate Fighter engagement, finally scheduled for December 30th against Eric Shafer. In the meantime, he couldn\u2019t afford celebrating the holidays with his future wife and their children. That was when the Grinch saved Christmas. \u201cI remember one day Dana called me up, and I picked up the phone: \u2018Hey Dana, how are you doing?'\u201d Bisping said. \u201cObviously back then, and even still a little now, you\u2019re star-struck. It\u2019s the president of the UFC, and he calls me up and he says, \u2018Michael, I know you\u2019re not fighting until December. How are you doing for money?\u2019 And, of course, I\u2019m a man; I have pride. So, you know, I lied. I said, \u2018Yeah, yeah. I\u2019m doing OK.\u2019\u201d \u201cThe reality was I was flat broke and we couldn\u2019t even afford to put gas in the car, or petrol as we English call it. Dana said, \u2018Shut up. I know you\u2019ve got to be struggling. I\u2019m going to send you a check.\u2019 I was like, \u2018Oh, alright. Cool.\u2019 I didn\u2019t think anything of it. \u2026 All of a sudden, through the mail, about a week later, a check for $10,000. I was like, \u2018Oh my God.\u2019\u201d \u201cIt was right before Christmas. I was able to have a good Christmas with my kids, buy some good presents. If it weren\u2019t for that check , I couldn\u2019t have done anything like that.\u201d And what happened then? Well, in Vegas they say. That the Baldfather\u2019s heart grew three sizes that day! And then the true meaning of Christmas was on us, When Bisping collected a 50K bonus.* Thanks John Morgan at MMAJunkie for the transcription. *Bisping won a 50k discretionary bonus after UFC 66.