Nick Newell ends two-year retirement, signs with the LFA

One-armed wonder, “Notorious” Nick Newell is set return to the cage.

The former World Series of Fighting star announced Monday his intention to a two-year retirement set back in 2015 and has signed with Legacy Fighting Alliance. The company shortly followed up with their own announcement shortly after.

Newell earned early notice in his mixed martial arts career due to the fact he is a congenital amputee, as his left arm ends just below his elbow. Newell would continue to draw praise and recognition during his fighting tenure due to the fact he proved to be a talented fighter.

He retired with a 13-1 mark, 5-1 in WSOF. Newell’s lone career defeat was a second-round TKO loss to Justin Gaethje, who is still undefeated, back in 2014.

Newell retired two fights later following a decision victory over Tom Marcellino at WSOF 24 on October 17, 2015. Newell won eight of his 13 wins by way of submission.

Newell’s first fight date and opponent under the LFA banner will be determined at a later date.

Nick Peralta

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