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MMA fighter with Down syndrome should be an inspiration to many

Daniel Serrano

March 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I never thought watching someone with Down syndrome get power-punched in the face could be heartwarming. I was wrong. Garrett Holeve is a 23-year-old MMA fighter with one amateur bout to his name. His match with "Monster" Mike Wilson was judged a draw, and he came out a little beat up but with no serious damage. Holeve works at an MMA gym where he teaches kids to box. He also has Down syndrome. ESPN aired a segment over the weekend abou...