1-Handed MMA Star Nick Newell: If UFC Can Accept Women, They Can Accept Me Too

1-Handed MMA StarIf the UFC Can Accept WomenThey Can Accept Me, Too

3/13/2018 12:35 PM PDT


1-handed MMA star Nick Newell says his uphill battle to make the UFC ain’t unlike the one Ronda Rousey and other female badasses faced back in the day … and he’s making his case for the same outcome.

We spoke to Nick after his dominant comeback fight at LFA 35 over the weekend, and he doubled-down on his pitch for a UFC fight — telling us he’s done more than enough to scrap inside the Octagon. 

There’s no ring rust here… @NotoriousNewell is BACK! #LFA35@LFAfightingpic.twitter.com/XiK6lDZtuU

— AXS TV Fights (@AXSTVFights) March 10, 2018

“I’m gonna win fights there,” Newell told TMZ Sports. “I’m ready to start snappin’ some necks and cashin’ some checks.”

But Nick, who’s 14-1 after his latest win, didn’t sound too confident he’d get the call — comparing his situation to the era of women’s MMA before Rousey broke through. 

Of course, women are now bigger in the UFC than arguably any major pro sports org. — so “Notorious” is hoping Dana White changes his tune.

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