Nick Newell came up short in his bid for a UFC contract, but he certainly didn’t waste his long-awaited shot.

Newell (14-2), a congenital amputee with a left arm that extends just past his elbow, suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Alex Munoz (5-0) at Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” in a bout he hoped would land him an exclusive deal with the UFC.

In 2012, UFC president White stated that he would never consider signing Newell to a deal, saying it was too dangerous for a fighter missing a portion of his arm to compete at the highest level.

Nick Newell definitely showed himself to be a legit fighter, one handed or two,  so he walks away a winner no matter what.