Nick Newell is an undefeated mixed martial artist who upped his record to 6-0 with a submission victory last Friday. Footage of his most recent fight can be seen below.
This entry isn’t just about an up and coming MMA fighter however. Nick Newell is everything but ordinary. Born with congenital amputation of his left arm, Nick has been fighting since day one. He’s never let his disability hold him back as he continues to defy the odds.
In his own words,
I’m not just going to be a good fighter for someone with one hand. I’m not shooting for mediocrity or to prove that people with handicaps can do things because that’s already been proven. I compete to (be) one of the best in the world.
I’m sure there were plenty of people who thought Nick was crazy to pursue the mixed martial arts. Fortunately, Nick lives his own life and makes his own decisions. He doesn’t let critics choose what he does and where he goes.
We could all learn a thing or two from his resilience and perseverance…
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell. – Lance Armstrong7 comments