“Calm your ASS DOWN-” Bo Nickal’s surprising call out of Khamzat Chimaev frightens Daniel Cormier

Both Cormier and Nickal have made a name for themselves in the MMA community because of their wrestling background. Both are two of the most knowledgeable representatives of wrestling American wrestling.

Daniel Cormier- Bo Nickal
Daniel Cormier- Bo Nickal

Bo Nickal is proving to be more authentic with each fight added to his legacy in MMA, ask pioneers of collegiate wrestling like Daniel Cormier just how good Nickal is going to get soon. Nickal is 3-0 so far in his overall MMA career and has won all the bouts via spectacular finishes, with 2 of those fights won under Dana White’s Contender Series. Nickal is a 3-time NCAA champion making him one of the most decorated wrestlers in amateur history and currently trains out of the American Top Team for his MMA career.

In a special segment on his Youtube channel, Cormier talks about 3 hot topics of the week associated with combat sports and speaks about them for 5 minutes each. He talks about Luke Rockhold’s thoughts on coming back to retirement and how much sense Colby Covington vs Khamzat Chimaev make. Besides that, he also talks about Bo Nickal, who’s now a UFC middleweight, calling out UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev who not long ago, subtly indicated that he will move on from welterweight to target the gold at middleweight.

“He called out Khamzat Chimaev, I love the confidence, but Bo calm your ass down! He will tell me I am crazy, but Khamzat Chimaev right now, it’s too much! It’s too much, he’s not gonna beat Khamzat Chimaev today. Now, down the line he just might. He just might be a guy that can compete, but right now he needs a little work…” says Cormier.

Daniel Cormier remembers when Bo Nickal rejected an invitation to American Kickboxing Academy

Bo Nickal
Bo Nickal

In the midst of him talking about why Nickal should slow down regarding the latter’s excitement to fight Chimaev, Cormier also talks about just how good Nickal is and remembers the time he wanted Nickal to join his training home, the American Kickboxing Academy. Sure enough, Nickal had some different plans in mind but there’s zero animosity from Cormier’s side.

“I believe that Bo Nickal is talking the talk because he believes that he can back it up hill,” says Cormier. “We tried to recruit him, we bought him up to Anaheim, in [my] rematch with Stipe [Miocic], for zinc and entertainment, didn’t work out.. but he’s obviously made a great decision and look at where his career is at today… make no mistake about it, this [UFC] contract was done, it was done going into the contender series,” says Cormier.

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What do you make of Cormier’s reaction to Nickal calling out Chimaev? Do you think Nickal is ready right away to fight Chimaev? Who do you think would win now? What if Nickal fights Chimaev after some credible wins in the UFC? Who do you think would win then? Also, where do you put Nickal amongst the greatest prospects in MMA history?

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Abhai Singh Tanwar is MMA writer at FirstSportz. He is a combat sports enthusiast who was a Taekwondo practitioner for a decade and practiced MMA for six months. Other than combat sports, hobbies and interests include listening music, writing poems, etc. Previously have written content for Spirit for Youth Foundation and The Happy Company.