Nick Newell's Blogs
Ricardo Liborio: Nick Newell Belongs in the UFC
By: Sherdog.com Staff
American Top Team coach Ricardo Liborio, on “Cheap Seats,” discussing Nick Newell’s ability:
“It is mind-blowing. If you talk to this kid and you see the amount of confidence that he has in himself and the way he’s doing it, he knows that it is not just about winning for him. For him it is a mission to prove not just everybody wrong but to prove and to support the idea that there are a lot of guys, amputees, there’s a lot of guys that are actually normal, that can reach that type of mentality, that can reach that type of mindset. Nick Newell is a huge example for everybody, not just because of his congenital problem but now mainly because of his mindset. This kid can go far. I don’t know how far he goes, but I’ll tell you this, this kid belongs fighting in the UFC. At one point he’s going to prove to everybody that he belongs to try to get to the UFC. … There’s still a lot of barriers to break, but I think this is the guy that has to break those barriers. … I’ll tell you this. I’ve been seeing this kid train a lot and he’s ready. He’s ready. … Give him a little more time to train even more, to learn even more, to bring more tools to the table and this kid is going to be shocking the world.”
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Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide
By: Jeff Sherwood
Friday3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic
Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic; Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah; Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin; Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman; John Hathaway vs. John Maguire; Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig. From Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. (Card subject to change)
9:00 a.m. ET MTV2: Bellator Fighting Championships 82
From Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Lyman Good vs. Andrey Koreshkov; Alexander Sarnavskiy vs. Tony Hervey; Rickels vs. Fischer and Hose vs. Marshall.
10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 154: Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit - Prelims
John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout; Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho; Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate; Alessio Sakara vs. Patrick Cote. From Bell Centre in Montreal.
1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
UFC 144: Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson Relive the action from UFC 144 at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.
4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz
Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz; Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson; Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks. From New Jersey.
6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Road to the Octagon
Inside the training camps of six UFC fighters as they get ready for UFC Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs.Nate Diaz - Weigh-in
Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.
7:00 p.m. ET MTV2: Bellator Fighting Championships 83
From Caesars in Atlantic City, N.J.; Rad Martinez vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev; Zach Makovsky vs. Anthony Leone; Zoila Gurgel vs. Jessica Eye.
8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.
9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
EPISODE: 269 Randy Couture; Greg Jackson; Tank Abbott; Nick Newell; an underground MMA event.
9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson at UFC 144; featherweight face-off between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway at UFC 143; UFC 142's battle between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson.
10:00 p.m. ET AXS: XFC 21 Night of Champions II
Nick Newell vs. Eric Reynolds.
10:00 p.m. ET FX: The Ultimate Fighter
Season 16 Episode 12: Semifinal Showdown Two semifinal fights determine which two men will move on to fight in the finale for a UFC contract.
10:30 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.
11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news. Read more
Podcast: Nick Newell
By: Sherdog.com Staff
Jack Encarnacao returned on Sunday for another edition of "SRN Rewind" right on the Sherdog Radio Network.Read more
Going over the injuries that are common in the sport of mixed martial arts was Dr. Jon Gelber, as he joined Jack for this weeks "Pro's Perspective."
Later, "Notorious" Nick Newell joined the program for the "Sunday Sitdown," where he talked with Jack about growing up with his birth defect and broke down some of his fights from his current impressive XFC career.
Check out the show here.