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Old 02-15-2010, 06:09 AM
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The following is a letter from Michael Todd of the special Olympic powerlifting team in Mobile, AL. He gave this letter to my Bro-N-Law and he sent it to me so I could pass it on to Matt. Matt has this letter by e-mail. ( I could not upload the PDF to the site so I typed it just as the letter was written)

“I have a birthday coming up in March 21. And I want know I get one of those UFC T-shirt My size is 2x and xl
My two favorite ufc fighter is Mike Huge and Ice Man – Chuck
I watch UFC everytime on tv
I dream to be a UFC fighter”


At the time I sent the e-mail and letter Matt was more than likely warming up with Robbie for his fight with Melvin. Right before the fights I received an e-mail that from Matt’s blackberry that said, “I don't have a ufc shirt. I have my own so just tell me what u want to do.” I suggested just sending one of his shirts and an autograph. He said he just needed an address.

I am not much of a nut hugger but I believe that credit should be given when it is due. Although Matt has a new baby, was helping Robbie, is training himself, and helping his team he still took time out of his busy schedule to show this young athlete he cares and appreciates him. He not only took time to send it once, it came back (I guess some anonymous guy gave him a bad address lol), and he sent it again. This makes me proud to call Matt a friend.

The package arrived at my in-laws yesterday. Once it has been presented to the young man, I will hopefully have some pictures to share.

I think we can all appreciate this story and gain something positive from it.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:13 AM
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That is exactly the guy I saw at Walter Reed hospital and at the Intrepid Center. He goes above and beyond and does it with a smile. He's a fantastic role model and I'm proud to know him as a human being, not just as a famous athlete.



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Old 02-15-2010, 11:21 AM
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The following is a letter from Michael Todd of the special Olympic powerlifting team in Mobile, AL. He gave this letter to my Bro-N-Law and he sent it to me so I could pass it on to Matt. Matt has this letter by e-mail. ( I could not upload the PDF to the site so I typed it just as the letter was written)

“I have a birthday coming up in March 21. And I want know I get one of those UFC T-shirt My size is 2x and xl
My two favorite ufc fighter is Mike Huge and Ice Man – Chuck
I watch UFC everytime on tv
I dream to be a UFC fighter”


At the time I sent the e-mail and letter Matt was more than likely warming up with Robbie for his fight with Melvin. Right before the fights I received an e-mail that from Matt’s blackberry that said, “I don't have a ufc shirt. I have my own so just tell me what u want to do.” I suggested just sending one of his shirts and an autograph. He said he just needed an address.

I am not much of a nut hugger but I believe that credit should be given when it is due. Although Matt has a new baby, was helping Robbie, is training himself, and helping his team he still took time out of his busy schedule to show this young athlete he cares and appreciates him. He not only took time to send it once, it came back (I guess some anonymous guy gave him a bad address lol), and he sent it again. This makes me proud to call Matt a friend.

The package arrived at my in-laws yesterday. Once it has been presented to the young man, I will hopefully have some pictures to share.

I think we can all appreciate this story and gain something positive from it.
Yes that is something one should appreciate, I guess it comes from being raised in the country, makes your day to hear what was done,
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:11 PM
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Very kind thing to do.
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:50 PM
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aweeee!! That is sooo dang sweet!
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:24 PM
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dont everyone go thinkin im a good guy.... he just caught me on a good day.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:38 PM
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dont everyone go thinkin im a good guy.... he just caught me on a good day.
You can say that again LOL
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:44 PM
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dont everyone go thinkin im a good guy.... he just caught me on a good day.
Well I guess I could tell the story of how you and Fiore were arguing over the sammiches at Walter Reed if that would make you feel better.


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Old 02-15-2010, 07:46 PM
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dont everyone go thinkin im a good guy.... he just caught me on a good day.
Don't worry, Matt, they never had me fooled for a second!
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:51 AM
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very cool stuff!
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