LAS VEGAS – Nick Newell showed nothing but class after he had temporarily washed away his UFC dream with a loss on Dana White's Contender Series 14.
After years of trying to be called to the big show, Newell (14-2) finally had a chance to prove himself on Tuesday and win a UFC contract. But it did not go his way, and he was beaten bloody and beaten in a unanimous decision-making loss to the easy Alex Muñoz (5-0) in their UFC Fight Pass-powered headline player at the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas.  Despite the defeat, Newell spoke after the fight with the media and opened the hard setback, and the innate amputee, who was born with only one hand and set a 1
"Physically, I'm fine," Newell told reporters, including MMAjunkie, after his loss. "Emotionally it hurts, but I've lost before and it has made me better, lessons can be learned and I'll just keep going … Right now, it looks like I need to go back to the drawing board and keep going working the dream. "
Newell said he was" a little disappointed "about his performance against Munoz. He did solid work on his feet when the opportunities came, but he only got a few of them. Munoz used superior wrestling to do takedowns at will, and managed to neutralize Newell from the top and avoid attack attempts.
"He was the better man," Newell said. It's a fight, and it was not my day, it was his day and he deserved it, I worked for 17 years, lots of people take breaks and do other things, partying and celebrating all week I'm always focused, always training, and that's a lifestyle choice for me, I'll get better from here.
"I'm who I am because I'm never satisfied. Nothing is ever good enough for me. I'm a guy who lost his first 17 wrestling matches and later became all-state to win a world title in MMA. (I was) 14-1, and now I'm 14-2. It's shit, but that's the game we play. There are winners and there are losers. Today was not my day. "
As for a possible UFC deal," Notorious "has made it clear he's not ready to give it up, Newell said he did his best to overcome any setback that his path had thrown him, and he will not stop now.
After the fight, Newell said he had a brief talk with UFC President Dana White Munoz fight did not go that way, but Newell hopes that this does not mean the end of his chance to join the UFC squad. "He told me," Good job, "Newell said just want to fight in the UFC, but nothing is given. Everything is deserved. I have taken the hard way all my life and I am used to it. I would not have given anything to me. I want everything I deserve. Everything I asked for was a chance. I had my chance, and I did not make the best of it.
"I have it, I know that I have it and I just have to show it, I have to sit back and I have to watch and I have to learn … I'm better than what I've shown and I just have to work and get better and improve. "
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