ESPN’s Brett Okamoto claims the one-handed fighter is in line to appear on the biggest MMA stage of them all after racking up an impressive 14-1 record in the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and the Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).
Despite his disability, Newell is eager to be treated just like any other fighter and would love the chance to compete with the best in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
It’s said that he has met with White in recent days, and the lightweight ace will find out if his prayers have been answered very soon.
Okamoto tweeted: “UFC president Dana White told me he met with Nick Newell and his agent Ali Abdelaziz yesterday in Las Vegas.
“[White said] ‘Obviously his dream is to fight in the UFC. I told him I would give him an answer by tomorrow’.
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“Newell is still in Vegas today, flies home tomorrow morning.”
Newell, 32, was born with congenital amputation of his left arm but became a wrestling champ at high school and college, racking up an amazing 300 wins.
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He soon got into mixed martial arts and ended up making his name with Shark Fights and Xtreme Fighting Championships before retiring from the sport in 2015.
However, he performed a U-turn in March this year to beat Sonny Luque in an LFA fight and will now be holding his breath as White contemplates handing him a shot in the UFC.
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