September 17, 2008

by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White announced a special event taking place Dec. 10 at Fort Bragg, NC titled “UFC Fights for the Troops,” during the UFC Fight Night 15 broadcast Wednesday night in Omaha.

The three hour special will air on Spike TV and benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and allow viewers to call in and donate to support soldiers injured in combat.

“UFC and Spike TV are going to present a three hour event. It’s called ‘UFC Fights for the Troops.’ And it’s to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund,” said White. “The goal will be to raise millions of dollars to help the National Intrepid Center of Excellence.

“Basically what that is, it’s a treatment center for men and women in the military who’ve experienced traumatic brain injuries.” explained the UFC president. “Throughout the night viewers will be able call in and donate money to the cause.”

“UFC Fights for the Troops” will be the second time a military base moonlighted as a venue for a UFC fight card. On Dec. 13, 2006, the UFC telecasted from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California.