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Thursday, 09/06/2012, 08:17 am

Charlie Brenneman is the Latest Addition to the FundAFighter Family

You can now add UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman to the growing list of fighters who have joined the FundAFighter team. There is an added twist to Brenneman’s signing as the Pennsylvania native has pledged to donate half of the money he raises to launch an anti-childhood obesity initiative.

The 31-year old Brenneman has an overall record of 15-4 and is 4-3 inside the Octagon. He was scheduled to face Kyle Noke at UFC 151, but that bout was moved to UFC 152 on September 22 when the UFC was forced to cancel an event for the first time in company history.

Brenneman was very vocal and went on Twitter to criticize UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones for refusing to fight former middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen on eight days notice once Dan Henderson was forced out of the bout with a knee injury.

Brenneman brought up the fact that he took a fight with Rick Story on 24 hours notice back in June of 2011 when Story’s original opponent Nate Marquardt was fired from the UFC because of issues with testosterone replacement therapy. Brenneman defeated Story via unanimous decision in what many believed to be a big upset.

FundAFighter released a statement about the signing of Brenneman:

The goal of Brenneman’s campaign will be to raise funds to offset training expenses for his upcoming UFC 152 bout with Kyle Noke September 22 in Toronto. Half of the money pledged by his backers will also go towards the launch of the fighter’s “SpaniardFit Kids” program, whose aim is to promote healthy living in youth and decrease childhood obesity.

FAF founder and CEO Robbie Stein says that Brenneman is the type of fighter that will make the best of the opportunity provided by his company’s service and ensure that his fans get the most out of the experience.

“Our number one goal in creating FundAFighter.com was to provide fans and fighters with a platform to connect like never before. We chose Charlie as our next FundAFighter funded fighter not only because he’s a great fighter, but also because he engages his fans and gives back in several ways, including his worthwhile new SpaniardFit Kids program,” Stein explained. “When we heard UFC 151 was cancelled, we wanted to help a displaced fighter, and at the same time create a unique fan experience to help repair the unfortunate disconnect between the disappointed fans and the fighters who wanted to entertain them last weekend, but didn’t get the opportunity to do so. We believe that this collaborative effort with “The Spaniard” will allow us to do just that.”

“We wish Charlie the best of luck with his campaign, his UFC 152 fight with Kyle Noke and SpaniardFit Kids.”

Brenneman is eager to start his campaign, which he feels will further connect him with his fan base while helping him cover his training costs and grow SpaniardFit Kids with the support of his FundAFighter Backers

“I’m super excited for this opportunity to work with FundAFighter. It’s a fresh, new perspective on sponsorships,” Brenneman said. “Not only will it directly effect my development as a fighter, it will also help spread my recent initiative, SpaniardFit Kids, which is aimed at promoting healthy living to today’s youth. Let’s do this!”

Brenneman has set a target goal of $2,000 which will run for the next two months. As with all of the FundAFighter participants the fans who pledge donations will receive various gifts depending on the size of their donation. Fans may receive a UFC 152 walk-out shirt, a thank you on the FAF website, fight-worn shorts or a phone call from Brenneman thanking them personally.

Dan Miller was the last fighter to join the group and will use his proceeds to help pay for his son’s kidney transplant surgery. The Miller family has to pay over $10k a month in medical expenses for Daniel Jr. FAF has waived all of their fees for the Millers and at this point he has doubled his target of $3000 in less than two weeks. Chuck O’Neil donated the $438 he had raised to Miller’s campaign.

UFC featherweight Joey Gambino, who will face The Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner Diego Brandao at UFC 153 in Brazil has raised over $2,300 which is well over his goal of $1,500. Gambino is using the money to fly two of his cornermen with him for the fight.

At just a few months old the brainchild of Robbie Stein and Tri-Star head coach Firas Zahabi is making waves and as you can see becoming very successful. Look for more signing in the near future.

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14 Comments to Charlie Brenneman is the Latest Addition to the FundAFighter Family

  1. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Would like to donate a case of Ambien to Brenneman so he can experience what i have everytime he gets in cage. NO WAY Brenneman should be a fighter let alone in the UFC. 100% lay npray

  2. B-rad says:

    Do people seriosly give money to this? Maybe for guys in Bellator and stuff that dont make much money but UFC guys? cmon now, hes makin more than i am so why in the hell would i do that? even if half of it is for a charity still half of it is so he can make more $$$, Live within your means and money should not be an issue with these guys

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      I donated $25.00 to Dan Millers son twice thru a link they had back in spring on mmajunkie. I wish i could afford more. not sure why the millionaire’s like GSP, Jones, A. silva arn’t kicking down. Take that back Jon jones wouldn’t piss down your throat if your guts were on fire let alone donate money to a very sick boy that needs over $10 k a month in medical. Dana has kicked down big bucks and i mean more than anyone would believe which is really awesome reagrdless of how someone may feel about him

      however i would like the 15 minutes back of my life that i wasted watching charlie “wanna be Fitch” Brenenamn who is the second most boring fighter to ever set foot in a cage or ring.

  3. KIDD433 says:

    I wouldnt give that can à job selling hotdogs

  4. Dee says:

    This is getting out of control. This is a joke.

  5. Me says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling like this. These are UFC (The most profitable Mixed Martial Arts organisation) fighters and if they cannot afford to fly in 2 of there cornerman without our money is a complete joke. I’m anti FundAFighter. The fighters on here probably have higher income then 90% of MMA fans and to ask us for to donate money to them for a phone call is a complete joke and to be honest you probably would not even get a responce unless you donated a fair bit. Stupid businesses like this are just pointless if fighters really need money that bad they are either not that good in which case they should get a new job or they don’t know how to promote themselfs and in that case they need to get a few lessons from Chael P Sonnen! P.S. This not apply to Dan Miller.

  6. T.R.U. says:

    Hahahah I love all the responses they completely reflect my thoughts exactly, this organization is a complete fucking joke in our faces asking us to give our money away for a phone call from a D-level fighter like Brenneman. I wouldn’t throw change at that lay n pray ***** if he was homeless on the streets his only claim to fame is lay n praying rick story out of title contention..cool bro.. I love watching this guy get his ass handled by real fighters in the cage. He probably makes jack shit cuz he’s so boring to watch nobody wants to watch this mop-heads afro flopping around while he dances and shoots double legs. Gtfo with this shit fuck this fool. The “spaniard” from Pennsylvania lol

  7. CESSPOOL says:

    You guys call yourselves fans, yet you don’t know how little fighters make. Some get paid as little as $6000 per fight. Times that by three fights (if they’re lucky) per year and they make less than $20000 before taxes. Training costs money. So does eating and living expenses. Either you’re all retarded or you’re Dana White.

    This place has gotten worse than Sherdog. Bunch of whiny a-holes like BJ. Makes sense I guess.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      I wouldn’t hire Brenenmen to give old people at retirement home ambian. brenamane is a disgrace to what MMA is suppose to represent. He is the worst fighter in the UFC and almost as boring as JOn fitch. If brennman needs more money because the UFC refuses to pay him (what i consider 5 times more than he is worth) then i suggest walmart or Mcdonalds. If i could 100% be assured that Brenneman would never set foot in another MMA cage I would have no problem sending him $500 a month

  8. Westside Daddy says:

    Hahahah I love all the responses they completely reflect my thoughts exactly, this shit is outrageous to say the least this organization is a complete fucking joke in our faces asking us to give our money away for a phone call from a D-level fighter like Brenneman who makes good income getting KOd inthe UFC. I wouldn’t throw change at that lay n pray ***** if he was homeless on the streets his only claim to fame is lay n praying rick story out of title contention on short notice. I enjoy watching this can get his ass handled by real fighters in the cage. He probably makes jack shit cuz he’s so boring to watch nobody wants to watch this mop-heads afro flopping around while he dances and shoots double legs. Gtfoh with this shit fuck this fool. The “spaniard” from Pennsylvania lol. And don’t get me wrong I’m all about supporting charity and fighters who really need the help but just not a useless can like Charlie Brenneman who has the dopest job in the world already.

  9. Jimmy joe says:

    Isn’t that the guy from saved by the bell? Is he fighting now ?

  10. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    If UFC did a fan poll on Breneman 99.99999999999% would vote to run his ass out of MMA not just UFC. lay n prayers like Breneman and Fitch should be taken out shot

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