It’s the 239th birthday of the United States of America, and many in the MMA world are celebrating.
Current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been known to display a certain patriotic fervor:
Happy 4th of July everyone ! Proud to be an American and even prouder to represent them when I fight! God bless pic.twitter.com/JdyGEaBN7o
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) July 4, 2015
From former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin, who now helps run ONE Championship overseas:
Enjoy your 4th of July festivities with your friends and families…and be safe!
— Rich Franklin (@RichFranklin) July 4, 2015
From boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, who happens to be one of the last Americans to win our country an Olympic gold medal in the sport:
Have a safe 4th of July and thank you to all the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom. USA pic.twitter.com/bhWz0RUZTi
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) July 4, 2015
Finally, something a bit more solemn from legendary fighter and trainer Pat Militech:
Just met a Marine/Vietnam vet who said his wife died 4 yrs ago and travels to kill time until he sees her again. Enjoy 4th and thank a vet.
— Pat Miletich (@patmiletich) July 4, 2015
Thank you all for enjoying the fights with us. We wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July!