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    Nick Newell stripped of XFC lightweight title


    Nick Newell, the unbeaten one-handed fighter who persevered through his disability to capture the XFC lightweight championship last December, has been stripped of the belt before ever making a defense.

    XFC president John Prisco said on Friday that Newell refused to defend the title against top contender Scott Holtzman. The two had been expected to meet on June 14.

    In a post made on the XFC website, Prisco said Newell's management requested more money for the matchup, and that after XFC matched that, they still refused the fight.

    ""Nick built his name on fighters who were willing to step up and fight him," Prisco said in the post. "And now, the opportunity he received, he is not willing to extend to Scott, even though they both carry the same XFC record (4-0). To me, that’s hypocritical and I have zero respect and no room for any individual that acts like that in my organization."

    Prisco also accused Newell of ducking out of the fight because he feared defeat, and then predicted that he would have lost.

    "I think Nick knows what I believe. He was going to lose," he said. "Nick knows he can’t defend himself when someone like Scott puts him on his back. I believe Scott is one of the most talented 155ers on the planet. He’s training on the west coast right now with Benson Henderson for that very reason. In my eyes, I saw the fight going 1st round stoppage – Holtzman by ground and pound."

    Newell has a perfect record in his career, 9-0 with eight first-round stoppages. He captured the belt with an 82-second submission win over veteran Eric Reynolds (16-6) last December.

    Newell has long targeted a chance to fight in the UFC, and is currently training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. While Prisco did not explicitly announce Newell's release, he wished him well in "his future endeavors."

    Meanwhile, Holtzman will still compete for the championships on the June 14 event, just against a different opponent.
    Well that sucks.




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    I think maybe Newell lost his grip on reality. He let a golden opportunity to build his name slip right through his fingers. Great job bud. Everybody, lets give him a hand!
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    I've always liked strudel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    I think maybe Newell lost his grip on reality. He let a golden opportunity to build his name slip right through his fingers. Great job bud. Everybody, lets give him a hand!
    Goddamnit, you beat me to it.


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    WARNING this thread has been bitten by the Friday afternoon blues not all comments are appropriate and not directed toward the fighter just feeble attempts for humor.

    Your both sick mo fo's but I'm laughing too
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbrewer View Post
    Your both sick mo fo's but I'm laughing too
    If somebody doesn't get the joke let me or Fg know, and we'll lend you a hand.
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    I've always liked strudel.



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    If he wants to drown his sorrows he'll need a hand to be a two fisted drinker

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    I don't know why he doesn't put a glove on the end of that thing.
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    I've always liked strudel.



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    That SOB would be harder than heck at the end more of a weapon


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    Nothing to do with you Hoss, I just wanted to post this
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    I've always liked strudel.



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