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Amputee making MMA debut

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    How in blue hell did this fight get licensed?



    And how'd you like to be his opponent? Complete no-win situation.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Maynard was a successful high school and college (club) wrestler. I wish him well.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    "Sweep the leg!"
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    "I command you, as King of the Britons, to stand aside!"
  5. It's on an unregulated event in Alabama. He tried to fight on a legit show in a commission state last year and has his application denied.
  6. tmayforth

    tmayforth Member

    Well done.
  7. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    Supposedly he has much greater muscle strength than anyone else could in his weight class because he has much less bone structure. I would imagine the makeup of his limbs make it easier for him to slip from holds, etc. Blocking punches will be an issue, though.

    While he has some advantages, as far as going out and WINNING the fight, I think he'd have quite a hard time doing that unless he somehow manages a knockout -- unlikely given his reach disadvantage.

    I guess this is all a spectacle and maybe a bad idea on his part, but good for him for trying to do something grand. I can only imagine the refs will be careful with this fight. In my experience, the refs at the fly-by-night shows generally are usually a lot more competent caring than the people organizing the shows.
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Chances are if they rub enough Vaseline on him, he'll pop out of any holds like a bar of soap.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    End well, this will not.
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    How can he grapple?
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So if Chuck Liddell grabs the wrong limb for a tapout, he's shit outta luck.
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Seems like you could just kick the shit out of him ... literally.
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