After promising a “brutal” conclusion, a guy without legs defeated a combatant with legs in his debut mixed martial arts match.
Following are some of his fight’s high points:
Who is Zion Clark?
American wrestler, professional mixed martial artist, and wheelchair racer Zion Clark was born on September 27, 1997.
Caudal regression syndrome, a rare condition, caused Clark to be born without legs. He competed in wrestling at Kent State University in Tuscarawas, Ohio, where he was a student.
Against all odds
At a promotional event dubbed Gladiator Challenge: Seasons Beatings at the Valley Center in San Diego, California, Clark defeated a guy by the name of Eugene Murray by unanimous decision.
Along with his growing MMA career and success in college wrestling, Clark also owns the Guinness World Record for the quickest time to walk 20 meters using just his hands.
In addition, he plays the drums, skateboards, and makes a job as a motivational speaker.
You’ll undoubtedly agree that he is a man of many abilities.
In the three-round contest, Clark used his wrestling prowess to take Murray to the ground and outwork him throughout the contest’s duration.
In the documentary Zion, which details how he overcome difficulties and bullying to reach to where he is now, his extraordinary tale has already been shared.
Zion was born in Ohio and spent several years in the foster care system before achieving success.
He said to Fox News before his fight: “I’m not exceptional because I don’t have legs and I’m an athlete,
“No excuses” is my way of life, and I push myself ahead every day because of it. I’m exceptional in that way.
Clark has the phrase “no excuses” permanently inked on his back so he will never forget it.
He also described how he’s been practicing by using all he learnt from wrestling before making his MMA debut.
Clark claimed that his strategy was “the same as it was wrestling,” saying: “I only compete in wrestling matches with physically fit opponents, and I consistently win.
“Now that I’m battling healthy individuals, I plan to knock them out.
“It’s really that easy. I like to battle.”
He undoubtedly is.
His pledge to put the conflict to a “brutal” finale ultimately fell through.
He’d stated: “This is what I’m aiming to run up! It’s not just a minor altercation. This is being broadcast on pay-per-view. This conflict is legitimate and authorized. It’s going to be huge!
I’m coming to tear out his neck and perform for the audience.
He’ll likely not care in the end since he was able to win, and that’s really all that matters.
We’ll simply have to wait and see what transpires, as well as what future battles Clark decides to engage in.
Hopefully, UFC president Dana White watched his debut and has something in mind for him.