Restore the Shore: UFCs Frankie Edgar teams up with 'Jersey Shore' cast for Hurricane Sandy fundraiser

Photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/New Jersey National Guard

Paulie D, Vinny, The Situation and ... Frankie Edgar? The former UFC lightweight champion is teaming up with "MVP" and the rest of the "Jersey Shore" cast from MTV to raise money for victims affected by the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and the surrounding tristate area.

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar may be a few months away from the biggest fight of his life against Jose Aldo at UFC 156, however, instead of focusing on himself, he is thinking of others in his home state of New Jersey.

Edgar, who is scheduled to challenge Aldo for the UFC Featherweight title on Feb. 2, 2013, was one of the hundreds of thousands of East Coast citizens affected by Hurricane Sandy in October.

With thousands still attempting to recover from the devastation left in the path of the "Frankenstorm," including Middleweight contender Chris Weidman (check out his story here) Edgar -- along with cast of MTV's hit reality show "Jersey Shore" -- is taking the time to participate in the upcoming "Restore the Shore" fundraiser.

"They asked me, and I said, 'Whatever I can do to help, I'm there,'" Edgar told Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting on Wednesday's edition of "The MMA Hour."

Edgar's ties to the "Jersey Shore" cast are nothing new. In fact, in a Oct. 2011 interview (two-minute mark), the 31-year-old explained his connection to the cast, saying "his boy" Roger is dating cast-member "JWoWW."

While Edgar may be small in stature, his kindness cannot be contained. "The Answer" is aware there are others out who were hit far worse by Sandy than his own family, and if Edgar can provide a helping hand to get members of his community back on their feet, he'll do it.

"It's bad, man. Some places might not have power until Thanksgiving," he said. "We lucked out. My neighborhood had a lot of trees down. We were out of power for about five days, we had a little generator. It was kind of like camping."

The "Restore the Shore" fundraiser takes place Nov. 15, 2012, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

If you would like to make a donation to American Red Cross in order to provide aid to Hurricane Sandy victims click here.

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