Nick Newell (pictured) may only have one hand, but that didn’t stop the former XFC welterweight champion from signing a deal to join World Series of Fighting.
“Very excited to say I have signed with @MMAWorldSeries!” Newell tweeted Tuesday morning.
After submitting Eric Reynolds in December to capture the XFC crown, Newell refused to defend his belt against Scott Holtzman earlier this month because he and the promotion couldn’t come to terms on an extension.
He was subsequently stripped of his hardware in exchange for becoming a free agent.
“Nick Newell is an incredible individual who exemplifies the sheer strength of the human spirit and the kind of courage and determination that martial arts embodies, so we are naturally thrilled to welcome him to the World Series of Fighting roster, and look forward to having him compete and, hopefully inspire, our national audience on NBC Sports Network,” said WSOF president Ray Sefo.
“Notorious” owns a perfect 9-0 professional record.
The 27-year-old is expected to make his WSOF debut later this summer.