What did an MLB all-star do to deserve a UFC belt?

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Some of the Ultimate Fighting Champions have trained all their lives to earn the right to wear the famous belts.

But it seems the task of gaining UFC's ultimate prize has been a breeze for Washington National's all-star centre fielder Bryce Harper, who simply tweeted them and asked for one.

Speaking on Twitter, the 21-year-old wrote: "I need to get a belt, everybody has WWE ones, I want a @UFC one! Anyway we can make that happen?"

It seemed an outrageous suggestion. Holding a UFC belt is something many fighters risk their lives for, but, amazingly, the organisation seemed happy to oblige.

But the UFC want at least something in return for parting with one of their prized belts and asked the two-time all-star to hit a home run while wearing the belt - a challenge he accepted.

In response, the UFC said: "@Bharper3407 Only if you promise to hit a home run while wearing the UFC belt ;). Seriously we'll send you one if you send us a pic with it!"

Harper then responded: "@ufc that's a no brainier! I'll hit a homerun in BP with it on!"

Such a task should be a breeze for the Washington National, who hit 42 home runs in the 2013 season, conjuring up a .272 batting average.

The 2010 No.1 draft became the youngest position player ever selected to be an all-star in 2012 before repeating the feat in 2013.

Adding a UFC belt to his collection of accolades is no doubt a pleasant surprise for the baseball star.

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