Bellator 225: Nick Newell Says He’s Going to be a “Problem” in Bellator’s LW Division
By FCF Staff
Now that Nick Newell has added a Bellator victory to his record, the fighter plans to make some noise in the promotion’s lightweight division.
Newell was signed for a prelim fight against Corey Browning at Bellator 225. The lightweight, who is a congenital amputee, recorded a first-round submission. The victory was Newell’s second since he was defeated by Alex Munoz at a Dana White Contender Series card last year.
After the massive win, the 33-year-old Newell had this to say (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I knew something special was going to happen,” Newell said. “Something felt special about it. I know that sounds like a weird thing and I’m not a spiritual guy, but this week I woke up at the beginning of the week and said this is going to be an incredible week. Something special is going to happen. And my team felt it and I felt it and I did everything right. I was able to go out there and perform.”
“…I think the future is bright,” he said. “I think I’m going to be a man in this division. I think I’m a lot better than people give me credit for and I know for a fact that I can move myself toward the top of the ladder. If they have a 155-pound tournament, I’d love to do that. I’m going to be a problem.”
Newell now carries an impressive, overall record of 16-2.