MMA valor has learned from a source that the United States Marine Corps has denied George “Loaded” Lockhart his leave request that would have allowed him to participate in season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter. Lockhart tried out for the reality television show, twice in the past (season 8, and 11) and made it each time until the Marine Corps denied his leave then also.
This news is very shocking and disappointing due to the fact that Lockhart is a Martial arts instructor for the Marine Corps. Lockhart even stared in a commercial that featured the marines that is shown during certain events on spike TV.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Marine Corps work very closely together and fans have even seen some Marines appear on past shows on The Ultimate Fighter. Dana White has been very public about his interactions with the United States Military and even been seen supporting Semper FI clothing.
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