Memorial Day marks a time to honor and mourn fallen service members in the U.S. For some MMA vets who’ve served or have family members who’ve served, the holiday is very personal. Others simply honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, ex-heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling were among those who paid tribute to fallen service members. You can see his message to fans as well as other MMA vets who gave thanks to soldiers on Memorial Day.
On this #MemorialDay, please take a moment to pause and remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) May 29, 2023
This All American is forever grateful for these heroes. pic.twitter.com/AzDJOuKxNU
Freedom with a side of BBQ.— PEARL GONZALEZ (@PearlGonzalez) May 29, 2023
To our military; thank you for the risks you take and the sacrifices you make.. Love a man in uniform!! ✨ #America #sweetamerica #memorialday #thankyou ♥️ pic.twitter.com/Z6G2g4QQsK
Rough night of rough dreams. Memorial Day can be the roughest day of the year for a lot of veterans.— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) May 29, 2023
Just know you are not alone. I love you and the world needs you. If you need to talk to someone one please call.
Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255, Press 1
or 988. pic.twitter.com/ndzE8FjB00
This quote gives me chills and chokes me up every time I read it! Honoring those brave souls who sacrificed their lives wile serving in our US Military Thank You. #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/jrdhO6WrLF— Court McGee (@Court_McGee) May 29, 2023
As we take time out to honor this #MemorialDay we can't help but think back to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall where it all began back in 2012. Check out @LeslieSmith_GF & @kaitlin_young with commentary on their fight at Invicta FC 1! https://t.co/oOb2NsuIOi— Invicta FC (@InvictaFights) May 29, 2023