In the world of MMA, you find fighters who have different skill sets. Fighters can be dominant in striking, wrestling and jiu-jitsu. However, we have never seen a fighter who has fought with one arm.
Nick Newell defeated Eric Reynolds to become the XFC World Champion last month. A lot has been made of whether Newell will be in the UFC. At the pre-fight press for UFC 155, Dana White, when asked about the chances of Newell entering the UFC said, "Never, no."
"It's hard to fight here with two arms. It's tough. There's guys that we bring in that are considered top guys on The Ultimate Fighter that don't ever really pan out and make it. Will the state of Nevada let him fight? Will the state of California let him fight? Would some of these bigger athletic commissions let him fight? Maybe he can get away with that in some of these other states. I don't know, fighting with one arm is just craziness to me."
Newell was on the MMA Hour two weeks ago, explaining his case of why he should be in the UFC. After an outpouring of support, Newell put out messages on Twitter, stating his case to be in the UFC. Does Newell deserve a chance in the UFC? Let's take a look and see why Newell deserves the opportunity.
@danawhite Many great things have been accomplished by taking risks. Alot of miracles have happened bc somebody gave the underdog a chance.— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) January 15, 2013