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BJ Penn, Michael Bisping, Urijah Faber and Carlos Condit to visit troops in Afghanistan

BJ Penn, Michael Bisping, Urijah Faber and Carlos Condit to visit troops in Afghanistan
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UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn and middleweight contender Michael Bisping, along with WEC champions Carlos Condit and Urijah Faber, will soon travel to Afghanistan to visit with United States military and other coalition troops stationed there.

Here’s a snip from UFC President Dana White:

“We are honored to send UFC and WEC fighters to visit the men and women of the United States Military. We are pleased to be giving back to such a great cause; many of our fighters have served in the military and understand what a great contribution our troops are making overseas.”

No timetable for the visit or duration of the trip was announced at this time. However, Condit is set to defend his 170-pound title on August 3, meaning it has to happen real soon or after WEC 35.

This is certainly not the first time Zuffa has dispatched a small contingent of its fighters overseas. Randy Couture, Rich Franklin and Rachelle Leah visited troops in Iraq back in 2006. Tito Ortiz and Justin McCully have also been fixtures on recent USO tours.

Remember that the promotion staged a special Spike TV live event in an aircraft hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., on December 13 that was open only for troops to attend. It featured a main event between Diego Sanchez and Joe Riggs, which the “Nightmare” won via first round knockout.

And there’s also been discussions that the UFC plans to hold a future event on the deck of a Navy aircraft carrier.


Post #1   6/13/08 10:16:30AM   

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This is awesome. I remember my buddy was visited by Team Quest Oregon when he was in basic training. I think it's awesome that they're doing this.

Post #2   6/13/08 10:52:10AM   

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way to support the troops guys.

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