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Paralyzed fighter wants amateur regulation

Updated: March 1, 2010, 11:53 AM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

Zach Kirk experienced only 20 years of an active physical life before an amateur fight in Iowa resulted in a broken neck and paralysis. An article in the Des Moines Register updates his story: While he's regained some minimal feeling in his arms, he is not likely to have a happy ending.

Kirk believes it was an unavoidable accident, but what galls supporters is the unregulated scene of states like Iowa, which mandates athletic commission policy only on the professional level. There ...

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