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Sarah 'TNT' McLeod donates a foot of her hair to support children with cancer

Sarah McLeod donated her hair for children with cancer
Courtesy of Sarah McLeod/Promo photo

According to a Jan. 28 tweet from Sarah "TNT" McLeod, the hard-hitting Nebraska superstar chopped off 12 inches of her beautiful hair to support kids with cancer.

"Donating a foot of hair! Pretty sure I'm 10lbs lighter; great start to my fight camp 😉! Thanks @summerartherton," McLeod tweeted.

McLeod, 26, is riding a two-fight win streak, but she proved to be a champion outside the cage as well by lending a helping hand to children in need.

McLeod's donated locks will be turned into hair prosthetics that can be worn by a child with cancer.

Hair prosthetics may help boost the child's confidence and put a smile on their face as they fight through the illness.

For a child, losing one's hair due to cancer can be a tremendous blow to confidence and self-esteem.

It also makes it difficult for these children to face their peers when their hair suddenly falls out due to illness.

Thanks to McLeod (6-5-1, 1 NC) and other donors, children suffering from cancer are able to return a sense of self and normalcy.

Luckily, there are many non-profit groups that provide hairpieces and wigs to financially challenged children.

If you've got long hair and are thinking about helping out those in need, consider donating your hair to Locks of Love, the St. Baldrick's Foundation or one of the many other hair-related charities out there.

Most of these charities are asking for donors with at least 10 inches of hair that can be cut off in a ponytail, and many salons out there provide the service for free if you mention you're donating to Locks of Love.

Props to McLeod for stepping up to help children in need.

For those who are unfamiliar, McLeod is a strawweight MMA fighter and NPC bikini competitor.

Over the course of her lengthy MMA career, she has fought some of the top 115-pounders in the world, including No. 4-ranked Tecia Torres and Victory fighting vet Summer Artherton.

McLeod is expected to return to action soon under the Victory Fighting Championships banner.

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