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Kyle Maynard Loses by Unanimous Decision in Amateur MMA Debut

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Well, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is, Kyle Maynard made it through his amateur MMA debut last night in Auburn, Alabama, with no injuries whatsoever. Unfortunately, he lost the match in a unanimous decision (30-27 x 3), after his bantamweight opponent Bryan Fry spent all three rounds avoiding takedowns and keeping Maynard at bay with punches. Maynard was disappointed with the loss but vowed to return to the cage. As he told Sherdog:

“I think it’s a tough gameplan to prepare for. I felt like I gave 100 percent. He didn’t want to go to the ground, and I wasn’t going to win a boxing match with him…I wanted to win so bad, but it was still one of the best moments of my life. A lot of people didn’t think I would last 30 seconds. If you want something bad enough, you’ve got to step in there and do it. I love the sport so much. It would have been so tough to love something so much and never get the chance to taste it….I have to get back on the horse and perfect things. This has given me a taste. I want to get back in there and do it again. I’m only 23 years old. I’ve got a lot of time left athletically.”

Hopefully Maynard’s next test will come at a more professional, well-produced event — because it’s hard to avoid the "freak show" label in an environment like this:

Partially enclosed by a steel skeleton, the “arena” came complete with a dirt floor peppered with straw, a wooden press box and bleachers, a hot dog stand, a row of portable toilets and a live band. Sexual enhancement fliers were passed out to the crowd before the first fist flew, and cigarette smoke choked the air, as Maynard and Fry — the ninth and final bout on the card — competed in a square cage of black chain-link…Maynard did not compete with gloves, as perspiration — temperatures hovered in the 80s for much of the night — caused them to come loose during a warm-up session.

As a result, Maynard was prohibited from striking during the match. Of course, the unsung hero last night was Bryan Fry, who employed a game plan that allowed him to win without putting Maynard in serious danger of injury. (Not that it stopped the crowd from booing him every time his name was mentioned.) Fry now improves to 1-2 as an amateur. When we find the video, we’ll post it…

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steve- April 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm
Props of to Maynard as he realy showed some heart and most likely will end up beating a low quality amature fighter. However since he is gounded whomever faces him will not be permitted to kick/knee him in the head. However could you pick him up in the clinch, put him againt the fence and knee him until he was ko'ed? Just a thought.
AnonymousPOOP- April 28, 2009 at 9:53 am
Double post ftw!
AnonymousPOOP- April 28, 2009 at 9:53 am
What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs?

Uh...What?

Matt!!!
AnonymousPOOP- April 28, 2009 at 9:52 am
What do you call a guy with mo arms and no legs?

Uh...What?

Matt!!!
MMA SUCKS BECAUSE OF YOU- April 27, 2009 at 8:51 am
awww HAL, your mom never hugged you???

She was too busy hugging me.....
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 27, 2009 at 6:13 am
I LIKE MAYNARD BECAUSE HE IS JUST MY HEIGHT TO LICK MY BALLS AND TAINT. MMMM I LOVE MAN ON MAN LOVE.
Fedor Is King- April 27, 2009 at 5:24 am
"Awesome job Kyle and good luck training. To all the haters, you guys wouldn't even step in a cage. Kyle may not have arms and legs but he sure has balls, something you are all lacking."

Fine I'll step into the cage with him, no problems. Let's see how he does than. He's got balls for cage fighting with someone who didn't want to hurt him haha. Let's see him fight someone who isn't a pussy.

I would fucking own that half man piece of shit.
MMAFanBoy- April 27, 2009 at 1:43 am
REALLY!??! Did you think this guy was walking to win!?! Seriously? Why are they even letting this man compete? He has no hands....hows he going to submit anyone, he has no feet to kick with....wtf is wrong with people these days thinking this is entertainment?!?!
just some dong- April 26, 2009 at 11:46 pm
Also, any website that edits/removes user posts is clearly run by a buncha faygs.
just some dong- April 26, 2009 at 11:45 pm
Maybe if they'd let him use hooks? Not punches, but y'know... like a pirate?
Pete ny- April 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm
agree with ya bro-but the bottom line is this guy should not be fighting mma
CAPS LOCK HAL, - April 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm
THANK YOU THAN. THESE MOTHER FUCKERS HAVE NO BALLS AT ALL. FREAKIN COWARDS, LOSERS, AND DIP SHITS.
Than- April 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm
Life handed Kyle rotten apples and he made a blue ribbon pie.

Awesome job Kyle and good luck training. To all the haters, you guys wouldn't even step in a cage. Kyle may not have arms and legs but he sure has balls, something you are all lacking.

GOD ALMIGHTY- April 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm
HAL, Please don't pray for these guys to me. I know you come to church every Sunday and do everything me and the Republicans tell you, but you're getting on my nerves with this shit. You're not right and you don't know shit. So go ahead and do what you do but don't drag me into this anymore. I think you're a total d-bag thats all.

P.S. don't talk to my son anymore either. The only thing we hate more then sinners and cripple haters are suck ups so shut the fuck up please.
Jay Smith- April 26, 2009 at 7:41 pm
If that dude took it easy on him, he deserves to get his ass murdered in his next fight. I thought that this dude wanted to fight in a real MMA bout. Let me fight his ass, I'll show you how to kick a guys ass with no hands and feet. It's a freakin joke that they even let him compete. "Oh, he's exempt from wearing gloves cause it's humid and his thingies are sweaty" Bens,.......enough of this bullshit!!!!
CAPS LOCK HAL, - April 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm
@ GOOG, OL'BUDDY THAT WAS WELL SAID, I REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN NOW, AND I REALLY RESPECT YOU. YOU ARE THE MOST LEVEL HEADED GUY ON THIS SITE. AS FOR THESE OTHER STUPID MOTHER FUCKERS I DON'T THINK THEY EVEN GIVE THEMSELVES MUCH OF A CHANCE IN LIFE. I'M NOT SUCKIN UP TO BECAUSE YOUR A 290 POUND FAT FUCK (LOL) SO DON'T GET ALL BIG HEADED ALRIGHT. YOU JUST SEEM TO BE ONE OF THE VERY FEW TO KEEP IT REAL WITHOUT DISRESPECTING ANYONE. SEEMS AS IF YOU HAVE A GOOD HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDS. YEP, I GOTTA GO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE SAID ALSO. AS FOR THE REST OF YOU LOW LIFE SCUM BAG MOTHER FUCKERS, YOUR DAY IS COMING, AND I DON'T THINK YOUR GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND YOU SHOULD REALLY BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. I PRAY FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU SORRY ASS SCUM BAGS.
HillBilly- April 26, 2009 at 7:24 pm
I predicted KM to win just based on

the other guy looking like a total scrub and having an 0-2 record. Kyle, seriously:

If you can't beat this guy then who are you going to beat?

You proved more than enough for us. We know that you can go in the ring and face another man in MMA and go the distance. It's good enough for us why isn't it good enough for you?

On a side note.... WTF with the redneck idiots running the show? Kyle isn't allowed to strike because he can't wear gloves on his elbows?

You guys are seriously inbred, ignorant, and incapable of making a common sense decision. I never say 'Epic Fail' but if I did it would be for you.
UFC fan- April 26, 2009 at 7:12 pm
my mom rubs my balls before i go to sleep
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 26, 2009 at 6:53 pm
ALL IM SAYING IS I HATE WHEN YOU GUYS TALK ABOUT FIGHTING. IM ONLY ON THIS SITE LOOKING FOR HOT TOUGH GUYS WHO WANNA GET THEIR ASSHOLES LICKED. IS ANYONE INTERESTED? IM READY TO EAT A DUDES ASS LIKE YOU WOULD NOT BELEIVE...HMMM MAYBE IF YOUR NICE AND THEY'RE SHAVED I'LL SUCK YOUR BALLS TOO...
Anonymous- April 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm
LOL@UFC pussy fan. Hitler cocksucker
Anonymous- April 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm
I hear this guy Maynard has some pretty fucking big COJONES.

What do you pussies think?
UFC fan- April 26, 2009 at 6:36 pm
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Anonymous Says:
Sun, 04/26/2009 - 09:35

Hope you guys enjoy each other's company in hell. There is no reason to disrespect this guy."


Oh go fuck yourself sideways you cripple loving homo.
anonymous pussy motherfucker, go talk your stupid tree hugging poor HIM bullshit somewhere else.

Fuck an anonymous
Fuck a cripple idiot who don't know any better
and FUCK a Capslock Hal
Bruce Buffer- April 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm
@ Bootiescratcher

That was outstanding work!
BDub- April 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm
The man made the decision to fight and he went through with it. For all the people pointing out the obvious - that he has no arms or legs - don't you think he knows that? Don't you think he is aware of his limitations? So what if he gets hurt, that's part of it. No one wants it to happen but it's part of the game. Some say it makes the sport look bad, and I would normally agree, but this isn't your average quadruple amputee. This guy obviously has the heart of a lion, and if he wants to fight, I say let him fight. I think it's fucking awesome that this guy can do this.

GO KYLE!
Scott- April 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm
My feelings are mixed. do I commend Kyle for fighting or flame everyone for talking shit aobut him. I D K. Fuck it, i am going to smoke some more and try to wrap my mind around it.
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