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UFC Quick Quote: Matt Hughes the patriot

" ...I fully support the War in Iraq and President Bush. He's the guy I voted for and I think he's done a good job. I believe our troops are doing a great job of defending our freedoms and making our country safe from terrorists. They are the real heroes. I'm just a guy who fights three times a year, these guys are fighting every single day so that I can have the opportunity to do what I love and raise my family in a free country. So I will always be thankful for that. Honestly, I just don't see how anyone can claim to support our troops and at the same time oppose the war that they are fighting. To me those go hand in hand. I know a lot of people might disagree with me on this, but that's fine, they're entitled to their own opinions. That's why we live in America."

-- Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes responds to a fan -- via his blog -- who asked him to leverage his public status to speak out against the war in Iraq.

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