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http://gulfnews.com/sport/other-sports/ufc-to-hold-next-event-in-afghanistan-1.609636?

Abu Dhabi: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) plans to hold its next event in Afghanistan.

“We are trying to setup a fight in Afghanistan in about two months,” UFC President Dana White told members of the press at a roundtable discussion Thursday.

The event will be a free show in support of the US troops in Afghanistan, “We don’t like war, on one does; we just want them to come home safe, but these decisions are not in our hands,” explains White.

“The UFC has always supported our men and women in the military, not just American we’ve also supported troops in Canada and other countries.”

“There are tons of security concerns in Afghanistan, it’s going to be crazy and scary, we’ll see how many media will show up. But I’ll tell you what; all our fighters will jump at the chance to go there.”

“I’m very nervous and excited about going there; we are working with the military to set everything up. We don’t even know if we can film it, let alone air the event.”

He added that this show will be on land, but that they don’t know just how the venue will be set up, “we won’t be setting up an arena that’s for sure".

They also have plans to do a show on an aircraft carrier in the near future.

When asked why Afghanistan and not Iraq, White said that it was the military who chose Afghanistan.

The UFC are set to have their breakout Middle East event this Saturday at Abu Dhabi, it is one of the best fight cards of the year with two title fights taking place.

“I always believed in this company I just didn’t think it would grow this big this fast,” says White.

“If you had told me a few months ago that the UFC would have a show in Afghanistan before New York, I would have said that you were crazy.”
Is this serious? I would like to comment, but fear looking like an idiot. If its for real, then thats pretty cool that they would do that.
 

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This is more for the military to watch then anything else. Cant get much safer then having military protection around you. lol..
 

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Obviously its for the military! Doh.

I wonder which fighters they'll take over there?
 

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The added element of mortar shells hitting the ring, That's one hell of a ppv.
 

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the fighters should lead operation get the hell outta Afghanistan.

then they can watch it at home like everybody else.

just a step above the horrible Abu Dhabi idea.

yes, if u invaded my country and installed a puppet regime i would forgive you if had the UFC there.

why, Dana??

just go to normal countries, not at war, not with slavery or racist ideals.... is that too much too ask??

if you want a fight for the troops have it in their country, not one they are currently occupying against most ppls wishes.
 

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A risky move, not entirely sure of the point, bar supporting the troops. It's obviously gonna be in a quieter part of Afghanistan, no where near Helmand provence anyway one would think...
 

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I bet if this does turn out to be true they wont be taking any of their high profile fighters.

I couldn't imagine Dana risking putting somebody like brock on a card where there could be the 1st octagon death...granted, by airstrike, but still.
 

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what's gonna happen if some of the fellow iraqi comrades see this they will go back to the villages and say that "the americans are evil don't let them take over they are gonna cage us and make us kill each other like dogs while half-naked pigs circle and countdown the time that one of us has to kill the other or the "JUDGE" of "PEOPLES" will judge us in a completely unfair and hopeless manner.

PRAISE BE TO ALLAH JOIN THE TALIBAN THIS MONSTER MUST BE STOPPED BEFORE HE ENSLAVES US AND FORCES OUR WOMEN TO SHOW THEIR FILTHY MISTAKES














































 

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it will give the extremeist another chance to say how America is forcing their barbaric culture down Muslim ppls throats. Now they are bringing this cage fighting to us.

im sure there will be ppl that make the event a target.

such a bad idea. have the event at an army base in Germany or Japan.
 

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dont really understand the gameplan here, unless the ufc is trying to seriously expand into the middle east. i guess they are conceding that japan and china are still a ways off and are trying to make their mark in the worldwide market anyway the can-while supporting the troops of course.
 

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yes, if u invaded my country and installed a puppet regime i would forgive you if had the UFC there.
why, Dana??
just go to normal countries, not at war, not with slavery or racist ideals.... is that too much too ask??
if you want a fight for the troops have it in their country, not one they are currently occupying against most ppls wishes.
dont really understand the gameplan here, unless the ufc is trying to seriously expand into the middle east. i guess they are conceding that japan and china are still a ways off and are trying to make their mark in the worldwide market anyway the can-while supporting the troops of course.
Are you people for real? Do you really think this event is for the people of Afghanistan? It would not be an event that is open to the Afghan public, it would be similar to an USO event, only the American Military is allowed to attend.

This is not forcing ANYTHING down the necks of the local population, odds are, they will not even know it is happening and even if they do, they will not be allowed even close to it.

I am 100% in support of this idea!

BTW, Abu Dahbi has a long history of combat sports, we are not bringing them anything they haven’t seen and enjoyed before!
 

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Are you people for real? Do you really think this event is for the people of Afghanistan? It would not be an event that is open to the Afghan public, it would be similar to an USO event, only the American Military is allowed to attend.

This is not forcing ANYTHING down the necks of the local population, odds are, they will not even know it is happening and even if they do, they will not be allowed even close to it.

I am 100% in support of this idea!

BTW, Abu Dahbi has a long history of combat sports, we are not bringing them anything they haven’t seen and enjoyed before!
well i never put in i thought it was for the afgan people but im sure they will hear about it in some form or another which is better than nothing. and this is something the military decided-not the ufc. i was just thinking that it might just help the ufc become more worldwide, which is not much of a stretch.
 

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well i never put in i thought it was for the afgan people but im sure they will hear about it in some form or another which is better than nothing. and this is something the military decided-not the ufc. i was just thinking that it might just help the ufc become more worldwide, which is not much of a stretch.
No way. I'm sure the Afgan people don't have anywhere near the kind of media we do. How on earth would they hear about it?
 
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