Many UFC newcomers have been marketed as having an amazing record. No doubt some are padded.
Either way, by the numbers, Newell's record is 15-1. Sounds impressive in a promo, particularly to casual fans who will never look up the level of his previous opponents.
Don't people love an underdog? Would not the haters even want to buy the PPV to see him lose?
If he won, even if he needed favourable match-ups to do so, would that not build huge publicity?
You'd think a one-armed fighter winning in the UFC would go viral.
Why has the UFC not shown interest in Nick?