Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, UFC Makes Good Move with "Fight for the Troops"

Tony PrestonCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2008

Tomorrow night on Spike TV the UFC will put on a fight card that will be mainly first timers in the UFC or fighters who aren't that well know to most. This card is special because not only will the card be held at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, but it is also being reported that only 30 tickets were sold to the public.

Dana White is often criticized for only thinking about the bottom line and how many buys his PPV cards will get, but this card is different: all the money made will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. There are also currently auctions running on that benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

In this day and time with the economy struggling the UFC finds a way to grow and also finds a way to give back to a group who deserves it. Whether you support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is important to support the men and women who are over there.

I personally know several people who are over there or have been. One of my friends is in the Marine Corps Reserves. He has done two tours in Iraq and is getting ready to go over for a third, and he doesn't complain because he knew when he signed up he would probably be over there, and he signed up because he wanted to serve his country.

Luckily, all of the people I know who have been to Iraq and Afghanistan, none have been physically injured. Some of those returning aren't so lucky, and the UFC is helping them out.