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One-Armed MMA Fighter

Why Can't I Fight in UFC?

I'm Stumped!

12/28/2012 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1228_Nick-Newell-articleMMA fighter Nick Newell might only have one arm ... but he's definitely got plenty of balls ... telling TMZ he's more than capable of fighting in the Octagon -- even if UFC prez Dana White isn't convinced he can pull it off.

Nick's already the undefeated belt holder in the Xtreme Fighting Championship, but tells us he'd kill to cross over to UFC -- however, White's expressed reservations because, as he puts it ... "It's hard to fight with two arms, you know what I mean?"

Nick's response to Dana is honestly, brutal -- "I've won by arm bar, rear naked choke, guillotine, heel hook, TKO and knockout. In 9 pro fights I have never been out struck."

He adds, "If you have followed this sport, or know anything about it, you would be able to see that I'm amongst its elite. Just because I'm not in the UFC doesn't mean I wouldn't beat most of the guys in there."

Your move Dana.

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jessilvm    

Its cuz they r scared he will kick their a$$! Thats all it is..... just like if a girl wanted to..... how could a guy tell someone they got beat by a girl yet alone a one handed man.

642 days ago
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Anony Mouse    

If he hits with his left, is it considered an elbow?

642 days ago
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Queen.of.the.Obvious    

Daaaaanm! Dana White eventually caved to allowing a female fighter. So, who knows? Maybe we'll be seeing this dude in the UFC Octogon soon enough!

642 days ago
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Queen.of.the.Obvious    

PS - the the headlines is pretty messed up. Did you have to lower yourselves that much for a punchline?

642 days ago
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SueH    

Crap... I keep trying to hit 'like' but hit "report" by mistake! Sorry jessilvm! Tmz, can you have you web gurus move the buttons apart on the iPad app!?

642 days ago
6.

Kelly    

Is it one intern/writer in particular, or has it been a group decision to crap up the humor on tmz?

642 days ago
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Hannah Bakk    

Dana white is a fat A$$hole

642 days ago
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Mark    

This is retarded. If you earn a spot in the UFC you'll get it. This guy wants to be fast tracked because he's got one arm? **** OFF!!! Don't spread this TMZ bulls4hit to real sports.

642 days ago
9.

Jen    

He is beautiful.

642 days ago
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TrayceZPR    

Wow! He might be the Oscar Pristorious of MMA!

642 days ago
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Mark    

Dana Whites reservations are because this guy still sucks balls. ANd no matter how much TMX whines it won't change a thing! If ANderson Silva had one arm he would still be the champion because he's awsone. And no amount of liberal circle jerking in the world will change the fact that this guy doesn't deserve to be in the UFC because he's the champion of a leage that sucks so much that even a guy with one arm can be the champ!

642 days ago
12.

Los Pepes    

He could have a mean left hook

642 days ago
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spokenword    

Give him a shot. Let him prove himself.

642 days ago
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mmafan    

For all you idiots who have no clue what you are talking about why don't you try watching some of Nicks fights. He is more talented and athletic then all you keyboard warriors out there.

642 days ago
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jaythepirate    

I can think of 5 reasons but no more than five

642 days ago
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