Armless, legless fighter drops decision in amateur MMA debut [video is up]

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  1. speeds

    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    File this one under 'wow' or 'wtf?'

    Kyle Maynard, a 23-year old man from Suwanee, Georgia, is entering the world of amateur mixed martial arts. Kyle wrestled in high school and at the University of Georgia.

    Kyle had a rare birth condition (I guess I'm not supposed to say defect) that caused his arms and legs to fall off. He doesn't have knees or elbows. He has been training MMA at The Hardcore Gym in Athens, Georgia, home of WEC bantamweight contender Bryan Bowles and The Ultimate Fighter veterans Rory Singer and Cale Yarborough (not the NASCAR driver).

    Georgia refused to grant him a license to fight MMA but Alabama is making his wish a reality. Whether or not it will be a horrible mistake or an incredible triumph is all up to Maynard, now. But holy shit. Suddenly every other MMA fighter isn't so brave.


    [video=youtube;J5R75GGUovg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5R75GGUovg[/video]
     
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    Please tell me this is a joke. Does any league have a 75lbs weight class (lol)??? He is gonna get killed. Somebody is gonna throw him up in the air and drop kick him!

    [video=youtube;1NZvlWcT7Gs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NZvlWcT7Gs[/video]
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA

    This guy works as a motivational speaker. He is the most positive person I think I've ever seen.

    Dude wrote a book and won an ESPY, too.

    His body might be all messed up, but he's got one exceptional brain.
     
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    Except when he decided to go into MMA. He better pray the other guy just makes him tap out instead of beating him to a pulp
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA

    His opponent wont be able to kick him or anything, I am guessing he'll always be considered to be on the ground? I dont think he'll be able to pull it off but he this guy is tough just for trying.
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA

    The fight is coming up. Maynard has been getting some criticism for endangering himself, but he assures everyone he can strike, too.

    The issue isn't striking though, its defending strikes...

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/4/22/849111/quote-of-the-day-kyle-maynard

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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    Somebody explain to me how the other fighter cant walk up to him and kick him in the face as much as he wants.

    This guy has an extreme case of small person diease...you know the ones...small in stature so they try to fight everyone in HS

    PS. Jesus, are his "arms" even long enough to block a strike to his face?????
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    I need to watch this sideshow if possible...will this be televised, possible link on net?
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    You can't stomp/kick a grounded opponent in the head. Since he is on his ass, he's considered grounded, so that is out. You can kick to the body or limbs, though.
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    YouTube it afterward, maybe. It's an amateur event.
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    Thats BS....hell still get his ass kick but thats an unfair "advantage".

    What about a knee to the face?

    Jesus just a very low uppercut...


    Or lift him up and throw him out of the ring like a football

    I lost to a one armed man in pool once...I think Id kill myself if i was beat up by an armless, legless man :NOTMARIS:
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    Reminds me of a bit from King of the Hill... Cotton's describing the headmaster of the boarding school, who had one leg, kicking him. 'And as you'd stand there stunned that a one-legged man had kicked you... he'd bite you.'
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    Well he couldn't be kneed to the face, if they consider him always to be fighting on his knees.

    However this entire match does seem reckless imo.

    1. He is undersized fighting at 135.
    2. He can do very little damage standing.
    3. His best shot is to outwrestle his larger opponent, which may prove difficult. If the opponent can avoid takedowns, they can just kick him in the chest over and over.
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    Does anyone know what the rules for amateur MMA are in that state? Are there any?
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    [video=youtube;qADeICvGzoY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qADeICvGzoY[/video]
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    Im glad he has had a good life considering his disability


    ...this is still a VERY stupid idea, unless he knows that and just needs the cash. Hopefully he wont get too fucked up
     
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    So... they're really doing this...
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    The sad but true thing is, the guy probably would kick DaRizzle's ass in a fight.

    (or mine, for that matter)
     
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    Re: Armless, legless man to compete in MMA [update: fight is soon]

    No...No he wouldnt...speak for yourself

    I would have him unconscious in under 20 sec if I wanted to be ruthless
     

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