Matt Hamill Saved a Baby After Withdrawing from WSOF 19

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By Fightland Staff

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Veteran and mixed martial artist Matt Hamill’s last professional fight was under the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s banner, and it was a unanimous decision loss to Brazilian fighter Thiago Silva in October of 2013. About a year and a half later, Hamill was set to take on the Blackzillians representative yet again, on March 28th 2015, except this time it would in a title eliminator for the World Series of Fighting promotion.

Unfortunately, Hamill had to pull out hours before that fight because he became ill. Luckily for Silva, the WSOF was able to replace “The Hammer” in a last minute move by tapping Teddy Holder. Holder TKO’d Silva two minutes into the first round.

Following his forced withdrawal from the fight, Matt Hamill found himself in a heroic situation. While driving in Utica, NY, he saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road, so he decided to follow it, stop it and figure out what was going on.

When he was able to pin the car down, he realized that the person driving was an unconscious woman and that her infant child was with her as well.

Hamill, who is deaf, smashed the windows with his hands to save the child because he couldn’t get the door to open. When the cops arrived, they found the woman was drunk and high, for which she was arrested.

Check out the video where he signs the story below:

Good looks Matt Hammill, your instincts remain sharp. We’d like to see you fight again.


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