ROCKVILLE, Md. - The road to recovering from a serious injury is different for everybody, but sometimes, one has to choose to fight through the pain to become whole again.
After coming home from serving in the Army, Ronald Mann said he felt invincible. But his life changed in an instant when he crashed his motorcycle, losing part of his leg.
He took to MMA fighting as a form of recovery. Now, he's moved on to jiu-jitsu and just won a gold medal in the first-ever world Para Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Abu Dhabi, defeating his opponent in less than 25 seconds.
"For me, mixed martial arts is the peak of ability of what a person with a disability can do. So, it truly shows how far ability can go," said Mann.
Since Mann won the gold medal in the Para Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, he's automatically invited to return next year.