UFC Continues Global Expansion
With the UFC set to hold UFC 112 this Saturday in Abu Dhabi, Dana White has announced the UFC is looking to hold an event in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan event will be in the next few months free of charge for the members of the Military serving in the country according to the Gulf News.
“We are trying to setup a fight in Afghanistan in about two months” White told the media this morning, as well as “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.”
The UFC has always had a great relationship with the military and has had events in the US with an all military audience with Fight Night 7 back in December of 2006 at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego California. One can only imagine what an event like this would do for the troops morale, and there is also talk of future UFC on an aircraft carrier.