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archangel Says, in 3-25-2013 at 11:17:10 from 216.197.234.34    

amazing thats all i have to say.

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jrockz Says, in 3-25-2013 at 11:40:06 from 98.195.228.148    

Saw the special last night on ESPN. Pretty damn inspiring.

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Pocker Says, in 3-25-2013 at 11:43:25 from 97.86.115.204    

I’d watch a downs syndrome division in the UFC.

as far as this guy fighting people without the syndrome its wrong. this was a charity fight for him…

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timmay Says, in 3-25-2013 at 11:50:54 from 173.140.165.176    

there is no strength like retard strength

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dabigfish Says, in 3-25-2013 at 12:39:34 from 108.231.78.180    

… Retard strength! Good for him, everyone needs something that makes them happy.

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INANEBIGNATE Says, in 3-25-2013 at 13:00:55 from 75.145.211.73    

wow pretty awesome

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mitchgu Says, in 3-25-2013 at 13:07:56 from 99.237.249.107    

@pocker I think you missed the point of the video. Its not wrong for him to fight someone without down syndrome, if that’s what he wants to do then who’s to say he shouldn’t.

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drewblood Says, in 3-25-2013 at 13:22:36 from 64.115.136.162    

they showed that in a good light but i’m not a fan.

mentally challenged people are not in any position to be making the call on engaging in combat sports.

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tra the mens rea Says, in 3-25-2013 at 13:29:12 from 70.196.194.234    

Sucks for Garrett and his folks that he is tarded. But he has free choice and if he wants to get in the cage then he should. If he likes to train good for him.

That said, both hands should not be raised. Raising both hands is like treating someone different based on race or ethnicity or some other trait. That’s what’s wrong with America today. Kids get awards for just doing what they are supposed to do. There is a winner and loser of a game. No shame in losing but that’s the way it is. Acting as though he is the winner or he tied will just encourage Garrett to do it again. If he reads at third grade level society shouldn’t encourage him to read at second grade level.

Maybe Stephan can feed him TRT so Garrett even believes he will be champion right away.

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blzd Says, in 3-25-2013 at 13:49:19 from 68.106.19.75    

good stuff

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ericsson Says, in 3-25-2013 at 13:59:07 from 74.57.191.108    

what’s the world coming too

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bodi Says, in 3-25-2013 at 14:51:31 from 98.232.89.249    

i understand the opinions that the preferential treatment is a disadvantage in regards to raising both hands. However consider that Garretts fight was not against his opponent but against the disadvantages he was born with. He didnt choose to be born with down syndrome but he did choose to take on the impossible and defy his limitations. Corgatulations Garrett, hold your head and hand high. Also thanks to the other fighter that accomodated the opportunity.

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U r da Next champ Says, in 3-25-2013 at 15:21:22 from 66.58.195.169    

That was touching… He’s da man !

PAY IT FOWARD

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Lodovik Says, in 3-25-2013 at 15:49:42 from 188.23.240.36    

Actually, one retarded guy already made it to the UFC, people called him The Huntington Beach Bad Boy or something like that, but this guy here seems much cooler.

Anyway, much respect for both fighters in this video.

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Muay Thai #1 Says, in 3-25-2013 at 16:35:07 from 74.137.216.26    

Great story. I certainly did not tear up or anyhting during this video…

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Gool Says, in 3-25-2013 at 18:06:28 from 81.39.219.82    

His parents are going to be in a lot of trouble, so will the athletic commission that sanctionned the event! They in the documentary that his 23yrs old but has the cognitive capabilities of an 8 yrs old. Should an 8yrs old fight with an adult? Most of the comments here were against child fighting in MMA, but for a disabled person to go get his butt kicked that’s fine.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 3-25-2013 at 18:35:29 from 24.212.49.162    

@Lodovik
HAHA that one was good.

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OscarMayhem Says, in 3-25-2013 at 19:25:11 from 108.73.3.37    

Well, I guess… No hate here, but someone is making money out of this and regardless of whether the kid Garrett wants to fight there are forces banking on the shock value. So what’s next?

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p Says, in 3-25-2013 at 20:14:21 from 70.122.92.53    

I don’t see what the big deal is…I mean Wanderlai Silva has done great in MMA and he has down syndrome right? Also if you close your eyes and just listen to the video, you will swear you’re listening to Nick Diaz speak. Just kidding. G-Money is the man.

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PowerTele Says, in 3-25-2013 at 20:35:43 from 76.174.172.237    

I am a Special Education teacher I can tell anyone out there that if you do not have full intelligence, you should not fight the average fighter. THere should be a special division but Downs Syndrome means you have a piece of or all of an extra chromosome 21. The average IQ of young adults with Down syndrome is around 50. That is now where near fighting condition. To be declared retarded you need an IQ of 75 and the average child is 100 IQ. THINK ABOUT IT YA’LL.

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PowerTele Says, in 3-25-2013 at 20:52:29 from 76.174.172.237    

Here I go again. I teach students at this level. It is called MODERATE special needs. I agree in him fighting when it is set up like this but never a serious fight because the disparity is not the same. That is why they have the Special Olympics. I would want the same for my students. They want nothing more than to be treated like EVERYONE ELSE. THANK YOU BRUNO FOR THIS LIFE LESSON. WE GOT YOUR BACK.

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Marshall B Says, in 3-25-2013 at 20:58:41 from 66.87.65.218    

It’s good to know your purpose in life. But when you have a pashion for your purpose, it catapults you onto another level. Good luck keep pushing foreword.

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TJ Says, in 3-25-2013 at 21:10:18 from 99.30.190.137    

@tra the mens rea

How can you be such a dick?
As a father I would do anything to make my kids dreams come true. Just that one fight has made him a more confident person..isn’t that what life is about? Feel good man!

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Chicago Says, in 3-25-2013 at 22:27:30 from 108.217.154.226    

got something in my eye….

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mu0mu0mu Says, in 3-25-2013 at 23:18:14 from 74.90.237.101    

Made me cry in public. I though his opponent did the right thing by giving him the real experience but not trying to finish him.

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Dave Says, in 3-26-2013 at 00:21:33 from 198.84.186.99    

I haven’t cried probably since I was 8 years old but I will admit it I couldn’t help but to tear up! sometimes we forget how fortunate we are and we start complaining, I truly wish the best for this kid. he has bigger heart than many that are psychically bigger and stronger than him.

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def Says, in 3-26-2013 at 00:59:36 from 126.60.225.176    

my son has downs syndrome and as a huge fan of the sport i do think this is a great story. as a parent, i can agree that this must have been a really difficult choice for the family, but ultimately it comes down to supporting what your kid wants to do regardless of whether or not they have special needs. gotta say it was pretty cool of that other fighter (monster mike) to take the fight, go hard on garett, but also give him a chance

thanks for the post bruno!

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DaxLock Says, in 3-26-2013 at 01:34:26 from 174.119.128.59    

Nothing like a dose of real life and real stories to help us put it all in perpective

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DavidJones Says, in 3-26-2013 at 01:37:37 from 174.65.86.4    

@tra the mens rea ur right, he doesn’t belong there, I didn’t see the whole fight, but I have a feeling this “decision” was just affirmative action.

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tobes Says, in 3-26-2013 at 02:10:46 from 99.232.57.160    

Im not a father but this was a wonderful and touching video. anyone with negativity doesn’t know that training fighting is about learning and teaching, that the bonds you form with teammates and even competitors are special.

The pride this young man feels is untouchable

@ Lodovik – very cheeky ;)

Also nice plug with the face-time for Bonnar in this vid ;)

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RickJames Says, in 3-26-2013 at 02:16:25 from 192.212.253.129    

They’re making great progress on mapping the human brain so hopefully they’ll be able to help fix people like him soon. Very inspiring and sad.

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Facefrack Says, in 3-26-2013 at 02:18:22 from 98.245.116.215    

Right on, Bodi. That’s an awesome viewpoint on it. I have profound respect for anyone who presses their limits to overcome their fears n meet their greatest potential, especially if the deck is stacked against them.

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baller Says, in 3-26-2013 at 04:05:28 from 75.150.236.174    

Inspirational, n am very happy for him. However it is import to acknowledgments that it is a brutal sport and could get hurt if matched against deadly opponents. As to people makin fun of him, its life people r gonna talk regardless.

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greengiant Says, in 3-26-2013 at 06:44:12 from 71.196.251.21    

Awesome.If this did not inspire you then i would say there is something wrong with you.All this talk about “its not right” you are missing the point and are narrow minded.There is a wall in some peoples heads and all they hear is what they hear growing up or have been told by the media.Some things you have to feel and not over think about.Its not like the kid is brain dead,he is just a little slow and still can make decisions.He obviously can do things a lot of people with down cannot.This story has the same kind of feel as the movie rocky.A guy with huge heart everyone counts out but still pushes on and trys regardless.

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Aus Says, in 3-26-2013 at 07:15:03 from 101.174.143.150    

Very Inspiring.

to the people saying he should’nt fight because he has special needs. You have short memories. They let Junie Browning into the UFC.

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white tiger Says, in 3-26-2013 at 15:18:21 from 50.128.210.68    

To those special ed teachers who thought he shouldn’t be fighting: this video is about not placing limits on people?

The individual dares to venture out, but the institution fights to keep him in his place.

Who are you to tell someone what they can or cannot do?

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Whitedragon Says, in 3-26-2013 at 15:19:57 from 76.169.139.19    

Give me A f***** BREAK GUYz!!!! I MEAN SERIOUSLY? INSPIRING?!!! I UNDERSTAND IF YOU WANT A KID WITH DOWN SYNDROME TO BE HAPPY AND STRONG BY LEARNING MARTIAL ARTS. BUT FIGHTING??!!!…I MEAN CMON! WHERE DO YOU f****** DRAW THE LINE?! WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE MAN!!… A MAN WHO IS MENTALLY HADICAPPED DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO THINK RATIONALLY..!!ITS PEOPLE MAKING DECEISIONS FOR HIM…!! YOU THINK THIS NASTY WORLD IS GOING TO HAVE MERCY ON HIM; WHEN IT IS TIME FOR A REAL MMA COMPETION. u THINK IN REAL LIFE THEY WILL RAISE BOTH HANDS?? A real “normal” fighter will viciously walk through him and finish him before you know it…..YES HE IS A LAMB FOR SLAUGHTER BECUASE OF HIS MENTAL CAPABILITIES!!! sERIOUSLY….WAT ARE WE TO DO NEXT; HAVE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHT EACH OTHER?!!! WAT NEXT ? 5-8 YEAR OLD CHILD DIVISION? THIS IS WAT IAM TALKING ABOUT; WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE?!! yOU VE GO TO SOMEWHERE!

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 3-26-2013 at 17:39:24 from 24.212.49.162    

@Whitedragon
Writing in all caps makes you look even dumber…BTW he’s 5ft and 120 pounds.I doubt he will get seriously injured fighting other 5ft tall guys.

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OscarMayhem Says, in 3-26-2013 at 17:46:22 from 108.73.3.37    

I sympathize with all the individuals here who felt touched emotionally by this story (thank you Bruno), but to declare that anyone who did not share a tear with you is monstrous or narrow-minded is reaching for some self-affirmation. We all don’t share the same world view. I’m all for letting Garrett train. He’s a human being and should not be marginalized. That said, where does it end? How about sending similarly situated boys to war? Patriotism is not measured by IQ.

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shocktime Says, in 3-26-2013 at 18:43:23 from 68.190.201.155    

Extremely Inspiring, but I disagree with letting him fight. I’m 6’0 180lbs with the with the cognitive brain power of a normal adult. There’s no way I should be allowed to fight a guy of similar size with the cognitive ability of my 7 year old daughter. With equal training I will wreck that guy brutally bad if I went full force.

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MuffDiggler Says, in 3-26-2013 at 22:58:50 from 99.235.247.18    

He showed more heart than Kevin Casey

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Christian Says, in 3-27-2013 at 00:31:37 from 108.46.102.32    

You gotta be f****** kidding me…. Who the F*** is letting retards fight? I’m sorry, but give me a f****** break….

125lbs, womenn, trannies… now retards….. this bullshit is endless

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W*************! Says, in 3-27-2013 at 01:07:32 from 69.85.77.134    

I hope Garrett inspires other fighters to get over their fears and fight! We take life for granted and don’t relize it. Awesome kid! I would be proud as a father to help my son accomplish anything in life.

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mma made easy Says, in 3-27-2013 at 02:06:58 from 207.6.94.208    

I can certainly see both sides of the argument. You want your son to embrace his challenges and overcome them. You also don’t want him to get hurt.

I certainly winced at every impact, though.

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100%SUCKAFREE Says, in 3-27-2013 at 18:56:07 from 70.199.65.4    

That video was hella cool. Good story! Its nice to see someone put the work in to train. What surprised me was the comments these fools were making. Some f****** people got absolutly no respect and talk out their ass because theres no one to shut them up. Bottem line let the kid get his mma on and show some damn respect for the kid and his parents!!!

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alvo69 Says, in 3-27-2013 at 19:37:09 from 71.57.122.36    

Wow…”I took that punch as a man.” Huge respect for Garrett, his parents, ATT, Bonner and thank you for sharing that with us. I have some dust in my eyes…

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Kimba007 Says, in 4-5-2013 at 23:59:13 from 72.68.74.224    

Totally inspired. I think one fight was needed. I thank his opponent for letting him get his groove. The conclusion was more inspirational. He can teach children and other down syndrome students. I do agree if anything there should be a special mma league with more padding. We all need a chance to feel better about ourselves.

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