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    Amputee lives his MMA dream

    At just 23 years old, Kyle Maynard has his own business, owns a three-floor townhouse, has written a New York Times best-seller and is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country. He played football in middle school, became an excellent wrestler in high school and is a certified instructor in CrossFit, a popular strength and conditioning program.

    He is also a congenital amputee, with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees.

    By this point of his life, you would figure that his history of success would have served to quiet every last doubter. But for the past two years, Maynard has been stopped from participating in one of his new passions: mixed martial arts.

    On Saturday at Auburn Fight Night in Auburn, Ala., Maynard will make his long-awaited amateur MMA debut before what is expected to be a crowd of several thousand fans. The event will also be available online at kylemaynardfight.com.
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    Re: Amputee lives his MMA dream

    "Tad7" wrote:
    At just 23 years old, Kyle Maynard has his own business, owns a three-floor townhouse, has written a New York Times best-seller and is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country. He played football in middle school, became an excellent wrestler in high school and is a certified instructor in CrossFit, a popular strength and conditioning program.

    He is also a congenital amputee, with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees.

    By this point of his life, you would figure that his history of success would have served to quiet every last doubter. But for the past two years, Maynard has been stopped from participating in one of his new passions: mixed martial arts.

    On Saturday at Auburn Fight Night in Auburn, Ala., Maynard will make his long-awaited amateur MMA debut before what is expected to be a crowd of several thousand fans. The event will also be available online at kylemaynardfight.com.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/news/story?id=4093672
    Gotta wish that guy the best of luck! Im not sure how he will fare in mma but i give him credit for doing what he wants in life givin his situation.

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