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Wednesday, 01/29/2014, 01:18 pm

UFC Executives Join Senators John McCain & Harry Reid In Support Of Brain Health Research

In an unprecedented move, fierce competitors in the Octagon will put aside their long-standing rivalries to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters.

Cleveland Clinic will announce it has received ongoing support to continue its Professional Fighters Brain Health Study from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with other boxing and mixed martial arts organizations.

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira will show their support for the study by joining executives from Cleveland Clinic. Sen.

Reid was an amateur boxer in his youth, and Sen. McCain boxed at the U.S. Naval Academy and has been involved in legislation related to boxing since the mid-1990s.

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