Shea Taylor has one goal in mind: inspiring others to believe that the only limits in life are self imposed. Shea chose to amputate his left leg after surviving a motorcycle wreck in June of 2010. After enduring 12 surgeries over 7 months in effort to save the same leg, amputation was the best solution for Shea to regain his life.
Shea realized that he could be just as active as he was before the wreck. As a former Canadian league baseball player, tri-athlete, and adventure racer, Shea personifies ‘active’.
In 2009, Shea turned his interest to mixed martial arts and earned a 1-0 record in an amateur competition. In August of 2011, 9 months after amputation, Shea became the first amputee to ever earn the right to fight in a MMA sanctioned event while wearing a prosthesis.
He’s returning to the cage on Friday, September 23, at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 40, wearing his fight-approved prosthetic leg.