CrossFitter Kyle Maynard was born without hands and feet but has overcome all challenges to become one of CrossFit’s most inspirational athletes. In this video shot at Tony Blauer’s Tactical Training Center in Virginia, Maynard talks about his recent MMA debut on April 25, 2009.
Maynard has been wrestling for years, so he’s no stranger to one-on-one physical competition. Still, wrestling in high school and college is different from being locked in a cage with another fighter. Maynard explains that he lost the MMA match but scored yet another important personal victory:
“For me, getting in the cage and having that shut, regardless of the outcome, that was my new limit—the new thing that I set for myself—and I’m going to try and break that,” Maynard said.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 68, originally aired May 26, 2009.