UFC welterweight Matt Brown took some time out of his preparation for his fight with former interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC on Fox 9 on Dec. 14, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif. to speak with bizpacreview.com. It was announced recently that the Armed Forces Network wouldn’t be showing NFL and MLB games as a result of the government shutdown; Brown was not impressed.
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“I have the highest respect for our soldiers and wish all the best for them," said Brown. "Apparently, Obama thinks differently. Our soldiers should be treated with respect and should not be subject to the downfalls of the American political system. It’s very disheartening to hear that our soldiers are suffering even more than usual because our politicians can not agree on anything. The last people that should suffer is them. Again, Obama thinks differently. I wish the troops the best and hope I can make a difference in getting some entertainment back to them.”
"The president... needs a reality check. He should go serve for a year in the Middle East and see firsthand what it is like to be there. Obviously, he has no clue and no empathy for these men and women.”
The UFC has a history of holding events in cooperation with a US military base. UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 on November 6, 2013 at Fort Campbell in Fort Campbell, Kentucky will be the fourth. The shows have raised millions for military prersonnel. In 2009 White was awarded the Armed Forces Humanitarian Award.
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