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Weidman aims to help legless wrestler

Wrestling keeps legless boy motivated as UFC champ aims to help
By: Mark LaMonica, Newsday


Isaiah Bird is 6 years old. He loves wrestling, and not the kind you'd expect a boy of his age to enjoy. He's pretty good at it, too.

Isaiah Bird lives in a shelter in Freeport with his mother and 2-year-old brother.

"He has no clue what's going on in is his life," said Miguel Rodriguez, his wrestling coach with the Long Beach Gladiators. "He's such a happy kid that he doesn't know he doesn't have a bed, doesn't have a TV."

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