Groups seek to cut ties between Marine Corps, UFC

The Marine Corps should break ties with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. That’s according to petitions delivered to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and recruiting stations across the country.

The protesters include veterans aligned with a union of hospitality workers.

They say the ultimate-fighting league condones sexist and homophobic behavior that runs contrary to the Marine Corps’ commitment to maintain dignity and respect towards others.

Online Chat: Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for Information Technology and chief information officer at HHS, on March 28.

The service has spent more than $2 million on commercials aired during televised fights.

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