Bo Nickal is never shy to showcase and emphasize his wrestling skills… Even when it comes to a potential matchup against someone like Khamzat Chimaev.
Nickal was supposed to have his debut fight against Jamie Pickett, at UFC 282 on December 10. However, he suffered an injury during training camp and was pulled out from the bout.
Nevertheless, the middleweight fighter – still waiting for his UFC debut – is already anticipating a match against Chimaev.
Here’s what Nickal had to say, in an interview with Michael Bisping:
When I watch his actual wrestling stuff, he’s basically a 25-year-old man wrestling high school kids in Sweden. There’s not really much to be said about that.
Let’s go – I’m ready. I’m ready for him right now, he’s a good match up for me. He’s not taking me down, he’s not doing nothing to me.
He mentioned that the fight between him and Chimaev would be the biggest one in history:
If he stays undefeated, keeps winning, I think that could be one of the biggest fights in UFC history.
He competes really hard. He goes hard from the first whistle. He seems a little emotional to me, I don’t really know that he makes the best decision.
We saw that in the Gilbert Burns fight, all of a sudden he’s just slanging and banging with this dude for real no reason.
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Bo is a former Penn State team captain with 3-NCAA titles and a U23 World Championship.