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Old 09-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC Fort Bragg "Fight for the Troops" Event Not Yet Approved by U.S. Army

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According to military sources speaking exclusively to BloodyElbow.com, the Department of the Army has not yet approved the Ultimate Fighting Championship event titled, "Fight for the Troops" set to take place in Fort Bragg, NC on December 10th. It is not clear whether official command at Fort Bragg has approved the event either.
UFC President Dana White said on live national television during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 15 that the event would take place at Fort Bragg and would send proceeds to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The UFC has staged an event on a military base. On December 13th, 2006 the UFC held UFC Fight Night 7 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.
The extent to which the negotiations have taken place or if/whether there are any stumbling blocks is not yet known. However, it seems premature of the UFC to announce this event and the location without having finalized contractual plans to host the event on military grounds. The event page for "Fight for the Troops" on UFC.com does not list Fort Bragg or any other venue as hosting the event.
Source:http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2008/9/24...-com-exclusive

I am sure Dana will get the contract done, but it will make look like a dumb*ss if they end up not going there after announcing it on live TV.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link!

I'm sure this will happen. I highly doubt it would be announced in such a way if it wasn't going to go down. It is most likely just getting all the right paperwork and official wording down about the event with the Army. Many things like this are little tidbits that get blown way out of proportion. I guess we will all see here shortly though
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have a doubt that they will get this all squared away. The military gets to use shows like these as a huge marketing tool and basically a long extended commerical for the armed forces. Plus the UFC hits one of their prime demographics- males 16-34.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Worst case scenario is that they just do it off-base somewhere. Dana won't look stupid....does anyone really care where it's held? I sure don't.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I hope this happens and they let civilians in...Its right at my back door really.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This better happen, i am going since it is only 2 hours away! I would be so pissed if this didn't happen.
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