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Nick Newell Wins XFC Championship with One Hand

December 12, 2012

If this doesn't get you off the couch, nothing will.

Nick Newell won XFC's lightweight championship over the weekend despite having just one hand. Due to a congenital amputation, he was born with an arm that extends just to the elbow. As commentator Pat Miletich points out, Newell effectively used his "disability" to his advantage when locking in the rear-naked choke. Amazing.

New Video: Nick Newell wins XFC championship with one hand