Zion Clark had his MMA debut in which he won. What is impressive and what gives additional meaning to this victory is the fact that Clark was born without legs. “It could have been better,” Clark told MMA Fighting.
“I’m going to be honest about that. I felt like I could have closed the distance a little bit more. I felt like I did an OK job keeping center mat and forcing him to the cage. That was a big point my coaches had — don’t give him room to move.
If you’re going to go on offense, don’t give him room to move. If you’re going to go for counters, let him come to you. I feel OK, I feel good. Happy that I won but still a little too close for comfort for me on how it played out”.
Zion Clark on his success
Clark faced many problems growing up and life in general. However, such things did not prevent him from overcoming his limits. He
showed that nothing can stop you if you want something enough. “It was definitely hard times,” Clark said.
“Not having a family makes things a lot harder as a kid. I dealt with a lot of different types of abuse, and just through that, just being able to come out on the other side still standing is a testimony unto itself. But I don’t sit on that.
It happened. I used it as fuel for a while, but now I have a bigger goal to create a legacy and leave a lasting impact on people and change the world. I got to showcase what it means to break human limitations this past weekend, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do.
I learned that from the hard times, because it really helped me build the mindset of just get back up, get back up, get back up”.