Ryan Nichols, a quadrapalegic, made a stop by Xtreme Couture MMA here in Las Vegas as part of his 13 day, 800 mile journey on his handcycle from Salt Lake City, UT to Huntington Beach, CA. He was met by UFC heavyweight champion, Randy “The Natural” Couture, for a quick chat and some motivational words before he set off again to take advantage of what little sunlight was left in the day.
Ryan and his team said they were ahead of schedule, and at halfway through the trip, Ryan looked like a man who had peddled 4 miles, instead of the 400 that he had racked up upon arriving at our door. Spirits were high and the conversation between Nichols and Couture was lighthearted and fun. The visit was very inspiring to us here at Xtreme Couture. It proves without a doubt that with hard work and determination, no goal you set will be unreachable.
Fox News cameras were on the scene to cover the visit and conduct an interview with Mr. Nichols before he got back on the road to continue he record breaking voyage. You can view thier article here. We posted some of the pictures below that we took yesterday during his visit.
We would again like to say thank you to Ryan Nichols for making us a part of his journey and to say good luck on the rest of it!