Zion Clark will not let anything stop him on his journey of accomplishing his dreams. The American athlete was born without legs from caudal regression syndrome and now he will fight in MMA.
Clark had a career in wrestling and now he turns to MMA. He is set to make his MMA debut against 0-4 Eugene Murray at Gladiator Challenge in San Diego, USA on December 17th.
MMA is no stranger to people with disabilities. In 2009, Kyle Maynard, a wrestler with no arms or legs took part in an MMA fight.
Zion Clark seeking the knockout
The American athlete Zion Clark will be aiming for a knockout in his MMA debut this weekend. In an interview with TMZ, Clark explained:
“It’s the same as it was wrestling for me. I just wrestle against able-bodied people, and I beat able-bodied people. Now I’m fighting able-bodied people, and I’m gonna knock out able-bodied people. It’s as simple as that. I’m a fighter.” [Transcript courtesy of TMZ]
Clark would add that this is a sanctioned bout, not taking place illegally. On motivation for wanting to do this, Clark would explain to FOX LA:
“I’m not exceptional because I don’t have legs and I’m an athlete. I’m exceptional because I have a drive and I live by the mantra ‘No excuses’ and I push myself forward every day … This is the start of another professional career for me and I’m here to rip his throat out and put on a show for the crowd.”
Fans can enjoy Zion Clark’s MMA debut against Eugene Murray at Gladiator Challenge: Seasons Beatings on December 17.
On Instagram, Zion Clark summarized his thoughts:
“Remember this will pass, life will get easier you just have to keep believing and stay strong through the tough times.”