Zion Clark was born with caudal regression syndrome which affects the development of the lower half of the body. This rare condition only occurs every one in 60,000 births. Despite his disability, Clark never gives up.
Zion Clark is famous for his inspiring story where he is still able to compete and break records despite having no legs. The Ohio native was helped by his high school wrestling coach. He has gone 33-15 going against able-bodied people.
The 25-year-old also made headlines when he broke records on October 13. He claimed the Guinness World Record for the highest box jump using only his hands. He easily beat the previous record with 24 inches height. Seeing how effortlessly Clark jumped, they added more height with a total of 30 inches.
Zion Clark has returned to continue his wrestling career at Kent State University. He is hoping to get a place on the 2024 United States Olympic team. However, before achieving that dream, Clark has another plan.
He is set to make his MMA debut on Dec. 17 in North County San Diego against Eugene Murray.
Eugene Murray is a bantamweight athlete from the US – he has an MMA record consisting of no wins and 4 losses. He last competed in July of this year against Tommy Telles at Gladiator challenge.
Two of his losses came by way of knock out and two came via submission.
Clark has a ‘No excuses tattoo on his back and appears to be excited about his debut. He told Fox LA:
“I’m not exceptional because I don’t have legs and I’m an athlete,” Clark said, “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.”