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Train the Troops MMA 1 Press:

1. HD NET, the leader in MMA talk show programming, spread the word about Train the Troops:

http://www.hdnetfights.com/story.php?id=1009

2. Five Knuckles was kind enough to post a writeup by Lex McMahon, the Marine “heart” of T3:

http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-exclusive/Train-The-Troops-MMA-inaugural-event-a-huge-success.html

3. Train the Troops MMA 1 got some great press recently in Fight! Magazine:

http://news.fightmagazine.com/mma-usmc-2587/

4. MMA Junkie, a leading MMA news source, posted an article by Tom Amenta, about Train the Troops MMA 1:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/16775/mma-stars-train-the-troops-at-military-bases-in-recent-visits-across-the-u-s-.mma

5. KSWT, the Local News Source in Yuma gave T3 some great press:

http://www.kswt.com/global/story.asp?s=11404547

6. Tom’s MMA Junkie Story was also picked up by Yahoo! Sports News:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=mmajunkie-Train_the_Troops

7. MMA Blips also syndicated our writeup:

http://mmablips.dailyradar.com/story/mma-stars-train-the-troops-at-military-bases-in-recent/

8. MCAS Yuma covered the story in their on-base paper:

http://www.yuma.usmc.mil/desertwarrior\2009\11\05/feature4.html

9. The MCAS Yuma story was carried by the main Marines website:

http://www.marines.mil/unit/mcasyuma/Pages/20091105MMA.aspx

10. MMATKO.com also helped spread the word:

http://mmatko.com/forums/showthread.php?p=39767#post39767

11. Press from the Camp Pendleton Base Paper: http://www.marines.mil/unit/basecamppendleton/Pages/News/2009/PendletonMarinesrollwiththepunches.aspx

12.Initial Marine Corps Times article leading up to Train The Troops MMA

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/09/marines_ufc_092709w/

13. Marine Corps Times Follow Up Story – This was a cover story

14. Military Times Sports Blog covers Train The Troops MMA

http://militarytimes.com/blogs/afteraction/2010/01/18/mma-fighters-hit-the-road-to-train-marines/

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Quotes from Participating Fighters

“It was an honor to have the opportunity to give back to the service men and women of the United States. Every day they are protecting this great country and our freedoms and liberties, I don’t take this for granted and had a wonderful time being able to give something back to them. All the fighters and sponsors that were involved were quality guys to be associated with as well”

Matt Lindland – Olympic Silver Medalist & MMA Icon

“Train The Troops MMA was a great experience! Ranger Up, Cash4Gold, and the other sponsors really put on a great event. I got to work with some great fighters and coaches like Gray Maynard, Matt Lindland, Tim Kennedy, Matt Phinney, Tim Burrill, Tim Credeur, Jorge Rivera, Tahi Burns, Chris Sepulveda and Seb Zewdie, to help teach the Marines something that might one day save their lives. It was very humbling to be able to give something back to those who defend the freedom of this great country and her people. Also, it was very rewarding to see how eager the Marines were to learn and how much they enjoyed the experience.”

Damacio “The Angel of Death” Page – WEC fighter currently ranked #5 in the world

Train the Troops Organization – Request for an Interview:

If you would like to interview one of the members of the Train the Troops Organization, send a request to business@rangerup.com

On-Base Press Contacts:

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Thank you for your interest in Train The Troops.  For media queries related to Train The Troops please contact the Public Affairs Office (PAO) for each base and event you are interested in covering.  PAO contact information for the Train The Troops events scheduled for October 26th-28th is as follows:

MCB Camp Pendleton: Sgt. Rodella 760-725-5043

MCAS Miramar: Maj. Jay Dellarosa 858-577-8922

MCAS Yuma: Cpt. Thomas Dolan 928-269-2275 or 928-269-2942

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