Nick Newell keeps racking up wins, but is it enough to earn him a shot in the UFC octagon?
He’s hoping so, but for now, Newell (14-1) remains under contract to LFA, where he picked up a main-event victory this past weekend at LFA 35, where he tapped out Sonny Luque (10-7) in the first round of their 163-pound catchweight fight.
Newell, a 31-year-old congenital amputee whose left arm ends right below his elbow, is a former XFC champion and WSOF vet. He returned from an announced retirement in October 2015 for LFA 35, and after his win (which marked his 11th stoppage in 14 career wins), he campaigned for a shot in the UFC.
Should he get his wish? It’s the question we posed in Monday’s Daily Debate feature for MMAjunkie Radio, and the results were pretty lopsided in Newell’s favor (via Twitter):
In the video above, the MMAjunkie Radio hosts – as well as in-studio guest host/UFC fighter Joseph Duffy – discuss the possibility and largely agree with the voters.
Check out the video above to hear why.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
Read the full article here: Daily Debate: Does Nick Newell deserve a long-awaited shot in the UFC?