Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight Champion.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitor.
Only American Invited to World Parajiu-Jitsu Festival.
RONALD MANN was an Army Veteran, Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight Champion, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, LEG AMPUTEE, and the only American invited to participate in the the Abu Dhabi World Parajiu-Jitsu Festival.
The Abu Dhabi World Parajiu-Jitsu Festival is a major international event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including AMPUTEE, and by invitation only.
Ronald's was a story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to obtain one of the highest human physical achievements possible – competing in Mixed Martial Arts… against opponents who have no disability! AND winning a Welterweight Belt.
Following his career in the brutal Mixed Martial Arts Ring, Ronald chose the path of the Peaceful Warrior. During the day he worked to help his fellow Veterans to find their way back to life and living. Evenings and weekends he trained Jiu Jitsu and taught other Mixed Martial Arts.
Read an article on Ron here!
Watch him defend his Welterweight Title in the video below - includes the donning of his prosthesis and his post-fight victory speech, thanking Jan.