Zion Clark to be featured on Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
American Wrestler and MMA fighter Zion Clark will be featured on the next episode of HBO’s REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL. Clark was born with no legs due to a rare disorder known as Caudal Regression Syndrome but that has not stopped him from doing great things in sports.
Clark wrestled for Kent State University and like many wrestlers in today’s landscape of MMA, it has proven to be one of the most sound training disciplines to transition into the sport. Clark was crowned “the fastest man on two hands” by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2021 and has been training in mixed martial arts for the last five years according to the press release from HBO. Clark made his mixed martial arts debut last December where he won his fight via unanimous decision.
Clark said to the New York Post ahead of his MMA fight, “I absolutely love fighting, I like to wrestle, I like to move fast. I love to feel the wind blowing by my ears and I’m moving at 18, 20 miles an hour going down the track.”
Other segments on the episode will cover; NFL games played on grass vs turf, stunt performers that perform in films, and Mansour Bahrami’s unlikely journey to professional tennis in 2018, detailing how one of the game’s most beloved characters fled his home country of Iran during the Islamic Revolution to play the sport he loves.
The all-new episode of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL will air on TUESDAY, MAY 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series debuts on HBO and is available to stream on Max.
Edward holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Along with over 30 years of martial arts experience, he co-hosts The Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour podcast, and also writes for Spectation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel