Nick Newell gets title shot at new WSoF champ Justin Gaethje


Saturday night at World Series of Fighting 8, Justin Gaethje beat Richard Patishnock for the inaugural WSoF Lightweight championship. WSoF  matchmaker, Ali Abdelaziz, immediately announced that Nick Newell would be the first challenger.

In a refreshing change from the usual pre fight bitter banter, the pair of undefeated lightweights were hanging out amiably both before and after the fight.

Justin Gaethje ‏@Justin_Gaethje
@NotoriousNewell said don't scratch my belt


Nick Newell ‏@NotoriousNewell
I know you are going to take good care of it for me :)

Newell, who was born with a congenital amputation - his left arm stops just past the elbow, addressed fans who think he can't beat Gaethje.

"I could beat everyone in the world and there would still be people who say I suck, I am not good enough, or they don’t think I could do this or that," Newell told FanSided. "I have been dealing with that stuff my whole life and I just don’t listen to them. I just do my own thing. Whether you think I can or can’t it doesn’t really bother me, I am going to try and do it anyway."


tags: WSoF   World Series of Fighting   Nick Newell   


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DeepTriangle site profile image  

1/20/14 4:42 PM by DeepTriangle

This fight has potential to get real ugly, real quick.

Muhammad'I'm-hard'BruceLee site profile image  

1/20/14 2:45 PM by Muhammad'I'm-hard'BruceLee

I like ShoreBreakersPeePeeTasteGoooood but caseharts is just a wild man in there. Super athletic hits super hard. Can't take him down he can take you down etc. He kicked that guy so hard last night he fell over. Newell has awesome ability so good luck to both

Bann site profile image  

1/20/14 1:50 PM by Bann

gouthejitei guy is pretty wild so maybe newell could rock him with jab then dive on neck for easy choke. who knows lol

grizzlyedwin site profile image  

1/20/14 3:10 AM by grizzlyedwin

Tough fight for Newell which I think he's losing.

easedel site profile image  

1/20/14 2:20 AM by easedel

I am surprised he doesn't have to tape up/glove his stump ( best choice of word I could use atm ).

The Acorn site profile image  

1/19/14 9:50 PM by The Acorn


jmont site profile image  

1/19/14 9:25 PM by jmont

I think*that was weird

jmont site profile image  

1/19/14 9:24 PM by jmont

hope newell gets koed

Kubla khan site profile image  

1/19/14 6:56 PM by Kubla khan

I like Newell but guthje looks like a beast by wsof standards. Ps. Who the hell picked out his wardrobe last Saturday. Holy smokes looked like he raided pee wee Herman's closet.

CHiLLEN site profile image  

1/19/14 6:15 PM by CHiLLEN

Definitely tune in for this one. Hope newell takes it. What a good story if he does.