Gotta love the dueling opinions regarding one armed fighter Nick Newell. There are those who think there’s no way he’ll ever be able to compete at UFC level because of his disability, and then those who think his lack of fist and forearm gives him an unfair advantage. Sometimes the same person holds both opinions simultaneously, and perhaps that can be true.
There’s no doubt Newell can fire off brutal elbows in the clinch without his pesky limb getting in the way, and the submission he used to finish off Keon Caldwell last night looked like some one armed voodoo too. But sooner or later you’d figure some tight striking fella is gonna have a field day with Nick’s lone hand up protecting his face.
Until Nick takes him down, of course. Really interested to see more of this kid.