There was plenty of action in the world of combat sports last nigh. Besides UFC Vegas 54 and several interesting boxing bouts – a promotion out of Brazil staged a very peculiar event.
Association of Future Boxing Champions staged an event between wheelchair bound opponents. The event was held at the Parauapebas Sports Gymnasium in Para, Brazil.
In the video, disabled MMA practitioners tried to square off against one another in MMA gloves.
Once one of the participants was dislodged from the chair, the ref had to step in and help him reset position.
It’s interesting to see – and might be a very positive influence in their lives but we still can’t help but feel like they maybe shouldn’t be compromising their health for a sporting activity they can’t monetize at all – and they’re just going to be left with the damage. Regardless, we applaud the spirit of the two warriors and wish them the best.