Bo Nickal finally got signed by the UFC. Bo Nickal was a three-time NCAA Division I champion wrestler before transitioning to MMA.
In the 92kg weight class, Nickal won both a national title and a U-23 global championship in 2019. He had a wrestling record consisting of 120 wins and 3 losses in college, with a combined 61-0 record in his junior and senior years.
But despite all that Dana White didn’t sign him after his first win at DWCS.
— UFC (@ufc) September 28, 2022
Instead it took until earlier last night when Nickal scored an effortless triangle victory over Donovan Beard.
Bo Nickal does it again, this time in 52 seconds pic.twitter.com/wknxKoiWIu
— Granby Roll (@ChillemDa4) September 28, 2022
Beard was a respectable opponent coming into the event with 7 wins and just 1 loss on his record.
Nickal called out Chimaev and Logan Paul afterwards.
“If that’s the case, then I’ll take him. If not, then give me Logan Paul UFC debut Me versus Logan Paul I think you know, I know he has some skills. If we can’t do in the UFC, let’s do in the WWE. I’ll meet you. And if that’s the case, then I’ll take him. If not, then give me Logan Paul UFC Debut Me versus Logan.”
Nickal mentioned interest in facing Logan Paul in WWE – which is especially funny because the biggest wrestling prospect in the US – Gable Stevenson went straight into the WWE after UFC refused to play ball and negotiate.