A few weeks ago, Autism Speaks profiled Connor Gross, an MMA fighter with autism. In the short video by TITLE MMA, Gross talks about his experiences discovering his affinity, building honest connections with others, and pursuing a meaningful life.
“When I found something that I really was into, it came really easy for me. One of my good friends, he talked me into wrestling and that’s how I met a bunch of people and we had something in common. Like, one of the big things in autism is you focus on one thing, and once I started liking wrestling, that’s all I wanted to talk about. They didn’t mind that that’s all I talked about. Going from that one friend like your whole life, to, you got a whole team of at least 15 guys that got your back like they’re your brother – it’s pretty cool.”
With one fight under his belt, Gross dreams of becoming a professional fighter. “Whatever makes you happy, you’ve got to go for it and find an outlet. You can never be too great at something.”
Find the full story here! (H/T Autism Speaks and TITLE MMA.)