Wheelchair MMA fights coming to England
These days, women are still fighting to get the same level of respect and exposure as men in mixed martial arts. There's no women's division in the UFC, the sport's biggest stage, for one thing.
Now comes word that a U.K. MMA promotion is getting ready to break down a totally different barrier. According to Fighters Only, Ultimate Cage Fighting Championships—working with the group Wheeled Warriors—plans to hold bouts between competitors in wheelchairs.
Colin Woods, head of Wheeled Warriors, told Fighters Only that his group and the UCFC will "bring both amputees and wheeled fighters into the ring to compete just like any other".
Woods also said: "It is clear this concept is well-received and ahead of its time as very few would expect something of its kind to come to fruition so soon. To conclude, this is a great collaboration which surely will improve sports and will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Both sides are gaining opportunities."
Fighters Only says Wheeled Warriors has branches in Canada and the U.S. Is it only a matter of time before wheelchair MMA fights take place in North America?