Like everyone else at the UFC APEX yesterday, Michael Bisping was impressed by Bo Nickal‘s dominant win in the DWCS headliner. Although the former champion had some words of advice for the prospect. Nickal defeated Zack Borrego via rear naked choke in round one at 1:02 to claim the victory.
Bo Nickal is a Penn State alum and All-American wrestler. He made his debut in MMA pro debut with UFC star champion Jorge Masvidal’s iKon fight promotion. He picked up the win easily in the round 1st via KO over John Noland. Nickal made his debut with the major promotion (UFC) on Dana White’s Contender Series.
After his win at DWCS, he is now 2-0 as a professional fighter, with both wins coming by way of finish. He trains at the prestigious American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Nickal is now considered one of the “hottest prospect” by media outlets and UFC president Dana White.
Michael Bisping thinks Bo Nickal’s job is far from done
After a dominant win in the Dana White’s Contender Series, everyone at the UFC APEX was impressed by Nickal’s performance. Although, the former UFC champ and UFC commentator Michael Bisping in his praises added a healthy amount of scepticism on the three-time Division I champion as a future UFC prospect.
Following his win, Nickal demanded a UFC contract backstage. However, the former champion had some words of advice for the future prospect. Bisping stated, “Listen, he’s chasing the money, and rightly so, Bit of caution, though. Just because you can wrestle, just because you’re doing that on the Contender (Series) doesn’t mean you can come in here and beat the best fighters in the world.”
“I’ve trained with many a great wrestler, guys almost as accomplished as him, and against the fence, it’s a different world. Of course, the man’s going to have a sensational career. But slow your roll a little bit, buddy.” Bisping added.
The former then went on to congratulate Nickal for his win and praised his performance in the octagon. He added, “You’re having that developmental contract just yet, but nevertheless, congratulations, that was sensational.”