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Must-See: Franky Van Hove, the One-Legged MMA Fighter

Our buddy Robert at FreeFightVideos sent us these strange clips with this note: "This is as far as I know the first physically handicapped MMA fighter. His name is Franky Van Hove. His nickname is "The submission King" and he hails from Holland." Damn. Mad respect for trying? We can’t find a pro record for Van Hove, but apparently he’s also a competitive grappler, where he’s had a little more success. You can watch him choke out a couple of opponents here and here.

Previously: Sign of the Apocalypse #631: Dwarf Cage Fighting

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Anonymous- March 21, 2009 at 1:25 am
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Anonymous- March 19, 2009 at 11:43 am
one of the guys i train with nick dioneada an amateur fighter. fought a guy with one and 3/4 arms. we had to put a boxing glove on his nub because it was just one bone and possibly could have poked nick in the eye. nick keylocked the nub and ripped the glove off.
Tim Titan- March 19, 2009 at 11:02 am
So much for him putting on a triangle choke XD
Anonymouse- March 19, 2009 at 9:10 am
His entrance song is the Bunny Hop.
Anonymous- March 19, 2009 at 8:12 am
The guy fights out of team perfect in Belgium, not Holland, his oponent in the second video fights out of team topfighter.
I would never fight a one legged man it's just not fair..
Cobra Kai- March 19, 2009 at 5:19 am
Sweep The Leg, Johnny!
Darkside- March 19, 2009 at 12:10 am
Whoever actually let this guy fight needs to be beaten. That was just messed up. I couldn't even watch the whole thing.
Cobra- March 18, 2009 at 8:40 pm
Shit, people are taking cutting weight a bit too far these days.
Daddy Doug- March 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm
yea i heard the after party is at IHOP.
Cory- March 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm
Oddly enough, Fedor still found a way to knee bar the nub at last years sambo tournament. for reals...
Phwoar- March 18, 2009 at 3:54 pm
At least you don't need to watch out for triangle chokes
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm
he's not from holland btw, he's from belgium... mad props to this guy for stepping in the ring!
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm
This is the greatest thread on the internet. Thank you, I'm still lol.
Patrick- March 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm
This guy could never be a real fighter. I get he wants to try it and he loves the sport, but seriously. He has zero balance, he would drop at every solid bunch that connected. If the fight goes to the ground, how is it fair that he has two legs to try and lock leg locks in, but the guy he is fighting only has one leg to try and put a submission on. Not to mention if you kicked him in the leg enough, he just wouldnt be able to stand, then what do you do drop to your knees and fight at that level?
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm
Keith Miner is the 1st pro mma fighter who is also an amputee. Fights again June 6th, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He also won the last NAGA here in Dallas for his division. People were getting pissed when he submitted them. Check him out because he is proof that even with a disability you can still achieve goals. He went straight to pro because no one gave him a chance to fight ammy because he had one hand.
CanadianProduce- March 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm
@ Curtis Sample

Ahaha did you get your previous posts deleted by CP?
If so, I am actually kind of jealous!
PhantomPoster- March 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm
@ LunchKid

Follow the thread in sequence dicktard. Otherwise, keep posting your own brilliant comments and hope that some day, some how, you will make a difference in the the world...er wait I mean in the comments section. The future looks bright for you kid.
CanadianProduce- March 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm
@Curtis: Just ignore pee. The REAL question of the day:

Give him the rematch? I would love to see BJ retired back into his momma's arms?
Curtis Sample- March 18, 2009 at 1:56 pm
NEW QUESTION OF THE DAY: WHY DOES ITBURNSWHENIPEE ASK SUCH DUMB FUCKING QUESTIONS?!?!
ItburnswhenIpee- March 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm
Question of the day:

What would be worse? Fighting a chick in MMA and losing, or fighting a one-legged man in MMA and losing?
ItburnswhenIpee- March 18, 2009 at 1:45 pm
@ Curtis Sample

So you actually went looking for douchetards.com to find a picture of yourself?

That makes my day.

You been clwned fucker.
CoconutSkin- March 18, 2009 at 1:38 pm
Check out the slick guard-pass at 8:47!!!
LunchKid22- March 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm
canadian produce no one cares about any of your posts back in january so just stop talking you sound stupid
RED- March 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm
How can somebody bash somebody else for bad grammAR(not er) when they can't spell or use proper grammar themselves? I guess that it "don't" matter if you do it right?
ItburnswhenIpee- March 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm
@ Curtis Sample

You've landed on the wrong site again- this is an MMA blog- you were looking for www.douchetards.com . Remember you're their poster boy?
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