"I’m not really familiar with him at all," Maynard said. "I don’t really know his style. I think that’s, in a way, a positive thing. There will be less overanalyzing on my part.... I think there’s a tremendous amount of good that can come from this, with all the attention this fight has gotten. We’re bringing a legitimate show to Alabama. They’re going to see what MMA is all about. Once the national media sees that, I think it can definitely open up some doors to make people aware of what we do. I have an advantage in being able to reach that market.... I’m just excited this is going to happen. I’m not sure what’s going to happen after it."
-- Bantamweight congenital amputee, Kyle Maynard, talks to Sherdog.com before making his amateur mixed martial arts debut tonight (April 25) against Brian Fry at "MMA Fight Live" from The Auburn Covered Arena in Auburn, Alabama. It's been getting quite a bit of attention for obvious reasons -- seemingly everyone is puzzled about how he intends to handle his business inside the cage. If you're curious remember that you can watch it all unfold LIVE later on this evening via streaming video over at www.KyleMaynardFight.com, beginning at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CST).