VIDEO | ESPN Profiles MMA Fighter With Down Syndrome | MMA NEWS

March 26, 2013 11:38 am by BJPENN.COM News

One of the wonders and powers of sport is the inclusion.

We’ve often seen stories of special needs athletes who participate in games, and enjoy moments of belonging, of connection, of triumph.

But what if a special needs athlete’s chosen sport revolves around violence — a sport where there’s no team protection, and the goal is to force your opponent into submission?

Garrett Holeve’s chosen sport is MMA. When he steps into the ring, he faces the same risks as any other fighter.
And that’s exactly the why he wants to fight.

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