Marines

Marines Decline to Renew UFC Sponsorship

Following calls by Congress to end all military sports sponsorships

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The U.S. Marine Corps has reportedly ended its sponsorship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, citing "evolving mission requirements" just months after Congressional members sought to end all military sports partnerships.

Stars and Stripes reports that the contract with UFC expired on Nov. 30 and the funds were assigned elsewhere, according to Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command.