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UFC Star Is Heading to Israel for a More Real and Dangerous Fight
the blaze ^ | 7/28/14 | Sharona Schwartz

Posted on 07/28/2014 7:16:43 PM PDT by Nachum

UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the next destination for one of its athletes is shaping up to be the real ultimate fight in comparison with his usual in-cage brawls.

Noad Lahat, 30, is leaving the U.S. temporarily to help defend his family and friends in Israel, which has been under fire from Hamas rockets more than 2,500 times in the past three weeks.

Noad Lahat, right, from Israel, grapples with Steven Siler during the second round of a featherweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lahat won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Noad Lahat, right, from Israel, grapples with Steven Siler during the second round of a featherweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., July 26, 2014. Lahat won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Israeli-born athlete said he’s traveling to back to his native country to rejoin his Israel Defense Forces unit as a reserve soldier if it is mobilized for the fight against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dangerous; israel; lahat; ufc

1 posted on 07/28/2014 7:16:43 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I didn't like to see this fighting tournament, too cruel.
2 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:05 PM PDT by eizverson22
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To: Nachum

Both of his parents were IDF Generals.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 7:30:52 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Nachum

I like it when highly visible people do the right thing. It’s a great object lesson for others. I salute the guy for doing this.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 7:46:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Nachum

G-d speed, Noad!


5 posted on 07/28/2014 7:50:53 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Nachum

To refer to him as a UFC fighter is accurate. For the headline to call him a “UFC Star” is ridiculous.

Words mean things.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 8:42:30 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Nachum

Noad is a patriot and a real man. Bravo!


7 posted on 07/28/2014 8:44:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

Here’s his fighter profile

http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Noad-Lahat


8 posted on 07/28/2014 8:45:01 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Nachum

He looks Sephardic..... Not a European derived Israeli. Good for him! and Israel!


9 posted on 07/28/2014 8:49:10 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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