Congenital Amputee Nick Newell Wants A UFC Shot After CES 56 First-Round Submission Win!
The submission expert Nick Newell (15-2) squared off against Antonio Castillo Jr. last night (Friday, May 31, 2019) in a 155-pound match at LFA 65. The event was held in Hartford, Connecticut.
Nick is a congenital amputee, but that didn’t stop him from securing a quick rear-naked choke victory over 32-year-old Midwest Training Center competitor. “Notorious” mounted his rival off the back and earned a first-round submission victory. John English waved off the contest after 2 minutes and 6 seconds.
"It's not a disability, it makes him an INDIVIDUAL." –@robinblackmma@NotoriousNewell showing what mixed martial arts is all about! ⚡️ #CES56 #UFCFIGHTPASS pic.twitter.com/6UisZ4Z8RX
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) June 1, 2019
Newell was originally slated to meet Kalvin “Hot Boy” Hackney (17-5) but Antonio Castillo Jr. (9-10) stepped in as a last-minute replacement. After the fight, Nick Newell expressed his desire to move to the UFC. (h/t MMAMania.com)
”I’ve been grinding for 19 years, I’ve been fighting professionally for 10 years,” Newell said during the post-fight interview. “I’m 15-2, I—what the f**k are you thinking, UFC? Let’s make this happen!”
UFC boss Dana White has already been pretty vocal about not giving Newell a UFC shot because of his medical issues. Yet, Nick was allowed to compete in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on July 24, 2018. He fought well, but Alex Munoz defeated him via unanimous decision.
So please, share your thoughts! Should Dana White give Nick Newell a UFC shot?