Published on January 29th, 2014 | by mpower

Nick Newell in line for WSOF lightweight title shot

Nick Newell is no stranger to criticism. He has been getting it his whole life. But now, he just might get the opportunity to shut all the negative onlookers up if he is set to face off against newly crowned World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.

Newell was born with a congenital amputation, a shortened left arm that ends just below the elbow. It was a distinction which many felt would prevent him from succeeding in the fight game. Others argued that letting him fight two-handed opponents was downright inhumane, a freak show that shouldn’t be allowed. But Newell never listened.

Click here to witness a clip from one of his recent matches.

Ben Popper of SBNation was able to take speak with Nick further in his strategy, upbringing, and interview here. 

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