The debate raged on through the summer of 2007. Should Kyle Maynard, the congenital amputee who became famous as a high school wrestler, be allowed to compete in MMA? On August 15th, 2007, the debate was essentially over as the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission voted unanimously 4-0, to deny the then 21 year-old, a license to compete in amateur MMA.
His story has been well-documented by Larry King, HBO, and even Oprah. It is truly an inspirational story. A child born without knees or elbows always wanted athletics to be a part of his life. Through hard work and dedication he made it happen.