UFC star's incredible gesture for disabled fighter

UFC star Diego Sanchez has made a super fan's dream come true, after losing a bout to Isaac 'The Shermanator' Marquez via submission.

Marquez has Down syndrome and has always dreamt of being a UFC fighter.

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However it wasn't until he met Sanchez, an Ultimate Fighter winner, that that dream became a reality.



The pair quickly built up a strong friendship before going toe-to-toe in the cage at the Isleta Casino and Resort in Albuquerque.

“Most down syndrome adults don’t live past 45,” Sanchez told KRQE Radio.

Marquez was declared the winner. Image: UFC

“Isaac is 32, and I just wanted to see this young man be healthy. Exercise and martial arts are one of the most healthy things you can do.

“He came to just come and check out the gym and I told him, ‘You like MMA?’ and he said, ‘I love fighting,’ and then I said, ‘Alright. Well are you here to just watch or do you want to train?’ and he said, ‘I want to train.’

“So, I said alright let’s do this. He believes it with all of his heart, so I am going to make it happen.”

Watch Isaac win his dream fight in the video at the top of the page.