(photo credit Mike Jackson)
Tonight, Nick Newell proved ring rust is a thing of the past. It didn’t matter if it had been over two years since his last MMA fight, Nick Newell (14-1) didn’t waste any time submitting Sonny Luque (10-7) with a neck crank.
It only took 130 seconds to prove he’s still in the game and he doesn’t want to go anywhere, except up. Making it clear after his win, Nick Newell looked into the camera and had a message for the UFC.
“UFC I’m coming, and you fucking know it”
Newell was clearly dominate, taking control of the fight, right from the beginning. Not being afraid to stand up with Sonny Luque, Nick mixed it up with kicks and his brutal but perfectly placed knees, before shooting for the single leg take down.
Newell with his excellent wrestling, quickly flipped Luque over before taking his back against the cage. It was only a matter of time be before Newell would get the submission. Newell got a hard neck crank on Luque and got the tap.
Newell was straight up about his stance, on how life can be. And he’s definitely taking on life, and not looking back.
“Life is a cold hard place. It will chew you up and spit you out,” Newell said. “But if you make it your bitch, you can do anything. You can either become a victim of circumstances or you can create your own. I’m out here, I’m creating my own circumstances.
“I’m one of the best fighters in the world and I belong in the UFC. That’s it. That’s final. I gave you 14 reasons why I belong in the UFC. I’m one of the best fighters in the world and I proved it 14 times.”
Hopefully the UFC was watching tonight and took some interest into Newell. If Newell can get in another dominate win like he showed tonight, we’ll see if he’ll get the call he’s been waiting for.