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Transcript of Matt Hamill
Images from Shutterstock.com Wrestling Began wrestling after his step father, who was the HS coach taught me by using pictures.
Wrestled at Rochester Institute of Technology where he achieved 3 Division III National Championships.
He also won 2 gold medals in the Deaflymics in 1997 Working as a bouncer when someone told him to try out for UFC
Started UFC by entering the reality show the Ultimate Fighter but dropped out because of an injury
In 2010, The Hammer a movie based on his story of struggling to become a popular deaf fighter came out
In 2011 after 6 years in UFC Hamill retired but 13 months later came out of retirement to fight at UFC 152. The Hammer Matt Hamill Nicknamed the Hammer
Known for being Deaf UFC fighter Born in Loveland Ohio on October 5, 1976
Later in life he married Kristi who was also deaf and had one hearing daughter. They divorced a couple years ago. Background His impact in Deaf Community First deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship
Inspiration to hearing and deaf community
to become a UFC despite being deaf
He speaks to deaf children, and inspires them to never give up on their dreams. He inspires deaf kids to become involved in sports.
The Hammer How The Hammer affected my view of Deaf Culture Matt Hamill's story taught me more about the
hardships deaf people have to go through to
pursue their dreams He now lives in NY