01-16-2013, 01:06 PM
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'The guy with one hand' has an 'equal opportunity' message for UFC President Dana White 'The guy with one hand' has an 'equal opportunity' message for UFC President Dana White - MMAmania.com
It should come as no surprise then, to hear Nick Newell, who is missing a portion of his left arm after a congenital amputation as a child, asking for his shot in the big leagues (via MMA Fighting): |
"No matter how much I accomplish in this sport, it's always going to be something that gets brought up. I've come to terms with that. People will always look at me as being the guy with one hand. As much as I would like to be known and looked at for my fighting skill, it will always be an issue like with the whole Dana White interview. It's always going to be something that gets brought up. [The UFC] is where you can test yourself against the best guys in the world. I want to see where I stand among the world's elite fighters and I feel like I've earned my shot. Anyone else with my track record would be getting looked at, but it's due to outside circumstances. I don't get discouraged too much about things like that. I'm not going anywhere in this sport. I'm good. A lot of those guys in the UFC, just because they're in the UFC doesn't mean they can beat me. I think I match up really well with a lot of people in there. [White] wants to talk about how he wants to give people equal opportunity - to women, to gay fighters and stuff like that. Well, I'd like my equal opportunity as well."
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