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UFC's Diego Sanchez fulfills dream of Down syndrome fighter

Isaac Marquez was born with Down syndrome. He has dreamed of being an MMA fighter. On Dec. 1, 2017, at Jackson Wink Fight Night 2 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that dream came true as Marquez, 32, fought UFC veteran Diego Sanchez. Watch the full fight between Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez and Isaac "The Shermanator" Marquez here. "Isaac had a dream and he went after it," Sanchez said in his post-fight interview after tapping out to Marquez's armbar. "He earned it and he got it. So anybody out there, if you have a dream, believe in yourself and go for it."


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