8/11/2007 8:25am, #1
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UFC Fighters (and a ring girl) Visit Afghanistan
Hmm, out of Heath Herring, Kenny Florian, Rachelle Leah, and Jorge Riveria I wonder who they were excited to see most?
But seriously, good for them. Kenny "Hellbow" Florian had this to say about the trip: "The hardcore UFC fans couldn't believe we were there," he explained. "They just freaked out. Some of these guys have been out there for like 15 months without seeing anybody and their living conditions are pretty rough."
"From the moment you landed in Afghanistan you knew you were in a war zone," Florian continued. "I was flying around in Blackhawks, flying around Afghanistan with the doors open and anyone would be able to shoot you down. It puts things into perspective, these guys put their lives on the line 24/7 and they're on alert all the time. It's just inspiring, I mean think about all the nerves you have going into the octagon and these guys are out in the field hunting down the Taliban or being hunted down themselves. Its crazy out there; the job they're doing is amazing."
8/11/2007 12:07pm, #2
Man I would have LOVED to escort these guys around instead of clueless media types.
"So what does Afghanistan look like at night?"
'Ummm It's dark?'
I'd like to see some Taliban in the ring with the UFC dudes.
8/11/2007 2:02pm, #3
I hold every athlete/entertainer in high regard who do this. Props for them.
8/11/2007 5:42pm, #4
LOL@this pretense of giving a **** about Aghanistan
8/11/2007 6:27pm, #5
I don't. I just find it noble that people would risk their own lives to provide entertainment for people who are going through hell. The politicians sending them there sure aren't doing enough in that area.
And even though I don't care anymore, I probably should.
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8/11/2007 6:45pm, #6
I was actually laughing at Phrost more than the UFC guys, but take it as you will.
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8/13/2007 11:39am, #8
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If Jenna can shot live ammo out of her pahnoocha to the Taliban, that would be fucking cool.
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8/13/2007 1:09pm, #9
Heath looks right at home.
8/14/2007 10:43am, #10
I ran in to Kenny and the crew in Bagram at the chow hall while I was up there. They were all very friendly and excited to be there. Unfortunately since my alert period was in the evenings I couldn't attend any classes :(