CONOR MCGREGOR heaped praise on Zion Clark after defeating a defenseless fighter despite having no legs.
Clark rose to fame over the weekend after a clip of him beating Eugene Murray went viral on social media.
The former college wrestler, who was born without a lower limb due to a rare birth disorder, won via unanimous decision and was praised for his amazing takedowns.
UFC legend McGregor joined and shared the love for Clark, describing his win as “wild” and “mesmerizing”.
That Notorious tweeted: “Absolutely fascinating to hear about this man’s debut and to see it now.
“Lighting entry on the low single. Wow! You shouldn’t connect him in any shape or form. Frames only. Frame to Strike. Fascinating!
“Congratulations and so much respect to that man Zion Clark! MMA is the best sport!
“Can’t kick as he’s a grounded opponent. The only way to stop him is to develop KO ending shots during grappling transitions. Very few on the planet have this ability.
“And hitting a jab 3/4 way down just has no power. Look at the opponent’s attempt before the shot. Wild!”
Clark is grateful for McGregor’s praise and promised fans this was just the beginning of his burgeoning MMA career.
He responded by saying: “Treasure the love and respect McGregor, this is just the beginning for me. I’m excited to see how far I can take my fighting game!
“I proved the doubters wrong by becoming an All American and D1 wrestler. With all due respect 👑💪🏽🥊”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/soccer/6966417/conor-mcgregor-zion-clark-ufc-mma/ Conor McGregor and Zion Clark praise each other as the UFC star reveals why a legless MMA fighter is so hard to beat