MMA Kyle Maynard denied license to fight

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    Should Kyle Maynard, an aspiring fighter born without hands, forearms, or feet, be allowed to compete in MMA?

    The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission doesn't think so.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to reject Maynard's application to compete in an amateur bout on a "Wild Bill's Fight Night" card due to concerns for his safety.

    The 21-year-old tried unsuccessfully in the Tuesday meeting to convince the Commission that his disability would not inhibit him from safely defending himself against his opponents.

    "I don't think there's any question I can make a decent fight. I can be competitive with anyone in any weight class," said Maynard.

    The Commission disagreed, leaving Maynard with the options to either appeal or fight in another state.

    Maynard has already proven his athletic ability by recording a wrestling record of 35 wins and 16 losses while attending Collins Hill High School. He competed in the 2004 Georgia High School Wrestling Championships, and in the same year he won an ESPN Espy Award for "Best Athlete with a Disability."

    Maynard currently wrestles at the University of Georgia while getting his MMA training through the Hardcore Gym, a school co-owned by The Ultimate Fighter 3's Rory Singer.













    well, i guess all impending jokes about this match just died...
     
  2. Bausk

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    Good.

    It was such bullshit, because he is an accomplished grappler, and Am MMA in his state doesn't allow striking on the ground. So whoever he fought in MMA was automatically in a grappling match with him, not MMA.
     
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    have him fight in ICON where soccer kicks are allowed


    people in this and other forums talk about how he's notorious for being a dirty wrestler
     
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    I agree with this... Under amateur rules, his opponent would be forced into a grappling only match, not a mma match... In regular mma rules, you could never kick/knee him because he would ALWAYS be on the ground....
     
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    It's be funny to see the 4 ounce gloves duct taped to his stubby arms though.















    :o
     
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    they'd probably just put golf club sleeves over each stump :o
     
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    they should deny that freakshow's license to breed.
     
  8. SCirone

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    Yes, very dirty
     
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    I was ready to see someone just football punt him square in the chest
     
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    Wanderlei curb stomp ftw
     
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    how dirty of a wrestler? vids? stories?


    imo let him fight. so what if he'd never be able to stand up. what stops an able person from laying down as soon as the fight starts?
     
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    Imagine getting your oil checked by one of his stumps
     
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    How loose is your asshole? :ugh:


    :rofl:
     
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    This thread is going places.
     
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    don't be so harsh. maybe the guy has pointy nubs.
     
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    It is what he does, he sticks the pointy end of the stumps into the sides of peoples necks and he middle of their stomach and in their face
     
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    He should stick to a different activity. MMA doesnt need any association with freak shows.
     
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    different from a nasty crossface/forearm to the throat/fist to the gut how? maybe i'm just not getting how pointy his elbow stumps are.
     
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    he's a disabled fighter, not a freak show.
     
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    The ref making them stand up?
     
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    Pretty pointy. He only has like 4/5 of a humerus if I remeber correctly
     
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    didn't stop nog from trying :mamoru:
     
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