Video: Amputee Makes Pro Fight Debut

 

In the world of sports, there is always something wild and crazy going on. Think about where you were when Mike Tyson bites off Evander Holyfield’s ear. You may reminisce on Greg Louganis busting his head on a diving board. Or perhaps one recalls something simple like Iverson “breaking” Michael Jordan’s ankles with that crossover. And then there is Kyle Maynard.

Maynard, 23, is a congenital amputee that fought in his professional mixed martial arts debut over the weekend in Auburn, AL. The Collins Hill grad has no limbs with hands, feet elbows or knee joints. For those that don’t know of MMA, fists, arms, feet and legs are essential for the fighting sport, where punching and kicking are commonplace. Maynard lost a unanimous decision to Bryan Fry on Saturday night.  Still, the little man’s big heart has shaken up the sports world with an inspirational, but extremely odd outing.

The entire fight can be seen here:

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Kyle Maynard, a consummate sportsman, hopes to fight again,.

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