AUTISM ISN’T STOPPING THIS MMA FIGHTER FROM MIXING IT UP. MEET CAPTAIN REDBEARD.

 

A Fighting Life – Connor Gross

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. TITLE sat down with Connor Gross, an MMA fighter out of Edgerton, KS, to discuss his story of living and fighting with autism.  They call him “Captain Redbeard” and he isn’t letting autism run his life. By focusing on mixed martial arts, Connor has found a way to deal with the disorder that impairs his ability to communicate and interact.

“It’s very hard to get yourself across, and you’re always second-guessing yourself. Your brain’s always telling you, ‘Don’t say this, you should say this,’ and then eventually you’re just like, well, I’m not even gonna talk,”

Hear more from him in the video below:

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