Newall on WFAN's Boomer & Carton
Milford’s Nick Newall has made a name for himself as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter.
The Jonathan Law graduate debuted with MMA on June 19, 2009, and since that time has racked up a 7-0-0 record with one TKO and five submissions.
Newall, who was born with a congenital amputation of his left arm, appeared on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on MSG live in New York on Wednesday morning.
This is part of what Newall had to say, while being questioned by Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton:
“Well basically I saw it [MMA] on TV...I want to do that... I started doing amateur wrestling in high school because I like the WWE and I thought that was cool. My friend’s like ‘I’m going to join the wrestling team,’ and I’m like ‘I’m going to join too.’
“Actually, a lot of people say that I have an advantage... or this is a huge disadvantage...The thing is I don’t look at it either way.
“A lot of people look at me as a guy with one hand that is a fighter. And, I want to be a guy that is a fighter that happens to have one hand.”
“I’ve won with all different types of submissions. I’m pretty good, I won a New England championship...The great thing about MMA is there’s a ton of ways to win.
“When I started [high school] wrestling I wasn’t that good, I had a two-and-22 record [he finished with 123 career wins]...But you know I worked hard and I just kept working and working....I was willing to put in the work to get the results.
“I’m a nice guy like ever day...But when I fight you you know that’s game time. That’s my job. That’s what I do. That’s what I love to do... so I’m going to lay it all on the line.”
Turn to WFAN's Boomer & Carton MSG.com to catch the entire interview.