Kyle Maynard, a congenital amputee who has amazed and inspired people by his remarkable success in wrestling and submission wrestling, tested his tremendous will in the MMA arena on Saturday.
I found the fight on youtube and I must say that it was hard to watch. Maynard's opponent was able to keep him away by pusing his head away and throwing a punch here and there and prevent him from executing any sort of effective offense.
Kyle has stated on Sherdog Radio that he wants to continue to compete in MMA, and more power to him if that's what he really wants to do. But this fight illustrated one of the major differences between MMA and wrestling and why he will not find success in MMA and that is the striking. Although I am truely impressed by his heart and determination, he will simply continue to lose. He has the right to get his face smashed in as much as anyone, but he just does not have to tools to win in MMA. I wish Kyle continued success in submission wrestling tournaments.
Here are some intereting articles about Kyle Maynard regarding his MMA debut:
Here's a link to the video: