Fighting For the Right to Fight
What's it takes to be a champion? Garret Holeve, also goes by G Money, would tell you "its about skill and training helps you get where you need to go."
Holeve is a 29-year-old mixed martial artist who battles down syndrome by stepping in the cage with some of the best mentally and physically disabled fighters in the United States. He's a Bantamweight fighter who trains in Florida under the watchful eye of Head Coach Cesar Serje.
Despite all of their hard work and dedication, the state of Florida frowns upon "barbaric" competition between the disabled and has put a stop to many fights seconds before they're supposed to debut.
Holeve's father stated that this "crushed him and his dreams" and in retaliation they sued the state of Florida for the right to fight. After a year of waiting they contacted a promoter in Missouri that agreed to host the fight and Holeve won by submission!
For this brave triumphant victory Garrett was awarded the Self Advocate of the Year by America's national Down Syndrome Society. Another well deserved victory if I do say so myself.