Originally posted on CBS Las Vegas:
SAN JOSE, Cali. (CBS Las Vegas) – Fighting is a dangerous sport but Noad Lahat has made a commitment to rejoin his friends with the Israeli army, something that is far more dangerous as Israel battles the Palestinians in Gaza.
Lahat is an Israeli-born fighter and wants to go home and protect his family.
“I need to go home, just the thought of my grandma, she is more than 80 years old and had only 15 seconds to get to a shelter,” Lahat told CNN. “And I’m here safe. It’s messed up. I should be there helping them.”
Lahat will still fight Steven Siler on Saturday night in San Jose, but after that he will put his career on hold.
Lahat has already served three-and-a-half years in the army as part of a paratrooper unit. Both his parents are former generals.
“I have to do it morally, I don’t…
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