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Posted by Mika Frankl
On Friday May 10, XFC officials announced that Lightweight champion Nick Newell (9-0) was refusing to defend his title against Scott Holtzman (4-0) at XFC:24 Collision Course , and was therefore being stripped of the title and released from the promotion. Nick Newell has now posted his side of the story on his facebook page.
“The headlines are misleading and imply that I was stripped of my title because I refused to fight when in fact I just chose not to renew my contract with the XFC. I am not scared to fight anybody. I have been through too much in my life to be scared of any man. All you have to do is look at one of my fights to see my heart & my fearless style. This has nothing to do with me being scared. It is more so just an attempt to bully me into a contract.
XFC trash talking me and trying to slander my name upsets me more then anything but they are promoters. XFC is promoting, thats what they do. They have to try and make their guys look as good as possible and I’m not one of their guys so it is at my expense.
Even though Scott is bad mouthing me as well, I have no ill will towards him. I consider myself to be a professional and as a professional I choose to stay away from negative talk towards other fighters, but I understand that he is an unfortunate victim of circumstance.
Definitely not scared just have my eyes on bigger pastures.
Love you all,
Nicholas G. Newell”
On June 14 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida; XFC 24: Collision Course takes place with the new main event seeing Scott Holtzman vs. an opponent to be named with the winner claiming the now vacant XFC Lightweight title.
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