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Ex-UFC Champion Hails Bo Nickal as ‘Once-in-a-Generation Talent’ Dismissing Arrogance Claims

Souvik Roy

Ex-UFC Champion Hails Bo Nickal as ‘Once-in-a-Generation Talent’ Dismissing Arrogance Claims

The noted UFC middleweight, Bo Nickal, has been reaping praises from a few noted UFC personas like Jon Anik before his coveted UFC 300 fight. The former UFC middleweight champ and current UFC analyst, Michael Bisping, recently became the latest addition to the ones appreciating Nickal. Lately, the UK native joined the ‘TNT Sports’ reporter Adam Catterall for a ‘UFC 300 Preview Show’ on their YouTube channel. ‘The Count’ also took a moment to provide Nickal with a special appreciative title.

Bisping revealed from his experience that the Colorado native was “not a coc*y or arrogant individual” despite boasting an undefeated record in the UFC. He laid special stress on Nickal’s success in the extremely testing sport of wrestling. The 45-year-old opined that Nickal’s outstanding in-octagon prowess came from his wrestling-based skillset and conditioning. ‘The Count’ also couldn’t stop himself from calling Nickal a once-in-a-generation talent. He said,

Bo Nickal. This man is a generational talent. The level that you have to be in to get the success that he has [in wrestling], it’s game-changing.”

Well, Jon Anik and Bisping may be praising Bo Nickal. But several fans recently criticized Dana White and Co.’s decision to put Nickal on the main card of the UFC 300. They also had the 28-year-old breaking his humble character.

Bo Nickal recently replied to the fans lambasting his spot on the UFC 300 main card

Nickal showcased a bit of arrogance while answering the fans bashing him. Instead of bragging about his record or in-octagon prowess, Nickal just presented a few possibilities to justify his spot on the UFC 300 main card.

Initially, he mentioned that he didn’t care about the position of his fight on the UFC 300 card. Thereafter, the Colorado native also reminded the fans that UFC authorities were the ones who took this decision, and hence he had nothing to do with it.

He also implied that his fights probably do well in terms of generating revenues, which is why Dana White and Co. chose him as a UFC 300 main card attraction. However, it will be pretty interesting to witness if Nickal can maintain his undefeated record after the night of April 13, when he will go one on one with Cody Brundage.

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Souvik Roy

Souvik Roy


The coveted boxing bout between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002 was the first combat sports event that Souvik ever witnessed. However, he fell for the UFC when he knew about it in 2010. After starting as an occasional viewer back then, Souvik has been watching UFC events almost regularly from late 2017. He began his career as a UFC(MMA) and combat sports journalist in the year 2022 after gathering a lot of valuable knowledge about MMA and a few other combat sports disciplines. He has written more than 1300 articles about various UFC and other combat sports events prior to joining The SportsRush. Apart from being a journalist, Souvik is also an ardent fan of the UFC. Hence, he always looks to have conversations about the same with others. He has a deep affinity for striking part of MMA and other combat sports and Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier is the warrior of his choice in the current UFC roster. Souvik also serves as the Lead Vocalist of a rock band during his time free from publishing reports.

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