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Down syndrome MMA fighter suing Florida Boxing Commission

SOUTH FLORIDA (WFLX) - A South Florida man, with down syndrome, is suing the Florida Boxing Commission for discrimination.

Garrett Holeve, 24, is specialized in mixed martial arts and has faced off against some tough competition. But he's been denied a sanctioned fight against a special Olympian from Nebraska who has mono cerebral palsy.

The boxing commission, for now, will only offer Holeve an exhibition match where there is no scoring and no declared winner.

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