If given the opportunity to wish for anything in the world, the average civilian would request multiple materialistic items such as a new car or a pair of golden slippers or a robot that cooks better than their spouse.
But there is only one thing that our troops oversees would ask for, and that is simply to come home in one piece and be with their loved ones again.
The noble warriors of the United States Military are away from their families for years on end when on deployments. When and if they do eventually return home, they rarely ever come back in the same condition.
In the absolute worst cases, some never return at all.
These men and women died for our freedom. Their lives were lost defending the Constitution of the United States and fighting to protect each and every single one of us.
As part of a continued effort to help support the armed forces, The Ultimate Fighting Championship recently partnered with The Boot Campaign and The Lone Survivor Foundation.
The partnership will offer a charity auction that will benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation’s construction of the Veteran Ranch in Texas. The Ranch will cater to veterans recovering from traumatic injuries and mental stress from the war on terror.
Naturally, many Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Seamen find MMA very appealing. In fact, there are many MMA fighters that have served our country in the past before they ever stepped foot in a cage.
In honor of former Marine Captain and current middleweight contender Brian Stann’s upcoming Memorial Day weekend bout with Jorge Santiago at UFC 130, let’s take a look at 10 MMA fighters with military backgrounds.