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  • 01-17-2013, 11:57 PM
    MIZjitsZOU
    Quote Originally Posted by CtGreat View Post
    This could really help boost the positive image (as well as an anti bullying image) that the UFC is trying to build with the general public. At the same time, it could be completely rejected as a spectacle fight, and a gross negligence by the owners of ZUFFA for allowing a handicapped man to get beaten down in a cage for some cash.
    He is not handicapped when it comes to fighting. Watch him use that nub when he goes for a straight leg lock. Watch him get an RNC and have the other guy try to grab the missing hand. He is good enough to get a fight in the ufc, IMO.
  • 01-17-2013, 07:57 PM
    CtGreat
    This could really help boost the positive image (as well as an anti bullying image) that the UFC is trying to build with the general public. At the same time, it could be completely rejected as a spectacle fight, and a gross negligence by the owners of ZUFFA for allowing a handicapped man to get beaten down in a cage for some cash.
  • 01-17-2013, 07:22 PM
    TN94z
    Quote Originally Posted by joeodd2 View Post
    Man I'd just hate to feel that cold wet creepy nub arm touch me....
    I would get over it pretty quickly after he punched me in the face.
  • 01-17-2013, 07:22 PM
    TN94z
    I watched this kid fight live in my hometown and he surprised the crap out of me. He knows how to work with what he's got and defend the kicks as well. Not to mention that he has a ton of heart and is hard to finish. I saw him carry a guy around on his back for almost a full round while defending a rear naked choke with 1 arm. He really is as good as he says.

    But with that being said, the UFC is a totally different ball game than the XFC. I can see him getting some wins though....just not making it to the top tier.
  • 01-17-2013, 01:31 AM
    joeodd2
    Man I'd just hate to feel that cold wet creepy nub arm touch me....I'm sure some his opponents had to overcome a freakout factor in their fights....maybe most if not all could not. IDK it would make one hell of a story and if he can hang with a seasoned UFC LW, then why the hell not? If the kid keeps winning and making noise, Dana will offer a contract. He should try to get some fights in bigger markets. If he can get licensed in Nevada and Cali, then I think he will get offered a contract.
  • 01-17-2013, 01:30 AM
    rabidsponge
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    I'm also curious as to his ability to get licensed in Nevada, California and New Jersey, as presently, he's only fought in Florida, Mass, New Hampshire, Tenn and North Carolina, not necessarily MMA hotbeds.....
    on the mma hour with ariel helwani this past monday, he had newell on the show. nick said he already has been licensed in nevada..from when he tried out for the ultimate fighter. he said he won his fight by omoplata but was told he didnt make it because at the time he only had a handful of fights..no pun intended
  • 01-16-2013, 11:48 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    I wonder if Dana's reticence towards dealing with Newell stems from his drive for the UFC to be viewed more legitimately akin to pro boxing than pro wrestling and thus, will try to avoid what may ignorantly be misconsrued as a "gimmick" by mainstream naysayers.

    We're not that far removed from the era of "human cockfighting" and I think the imagery of a one armed man being beaten down in a UFC octagon in front of millions of viewers may not be the best thing for the progression of MMA at this juncture.

    I'm also curious as to his ability to get licensed in Nevada, California and New Jersey, as presently, he's only fought in Florida, Mass, New Hampshire, Tenn and North Carolina, not necessarily MMA hotbeds.....
  • 01-16-2013, 10:06 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    '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."
  • 12-30-2012, 03:50 PM
    rabidsponge
    i think they should give the kid a chance, regardless of the org hes been fighting for, 9 fights undefeated and all of them stoppages?? thats impressive to me. add the fact that hes a title holder and i dont see a reason not to give him a shot. hell, theyve had way less impressive people in the octagon before
  • 12-29-2012, 11:09 PM
    lwbrewer
    Quote Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU View Post
    I think he can defend well enough to work his game. He definitely needs to to circle correctly so that he doesn't catch a RHK. I have watched most of his fights and think he could hang in the UFC. I would like to see him in the UFC.
    Agree and DW excuse why is bad on his part. If the kid pushes it he can almost force the UFC to give him one fight from what he said.
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