By Farah Hannoun |
August 28, 2020 12: 40 pm
Bo Nickal can’t wait to expose the world what he’s all about when he makes the transition from the wrestling mat to the MMA cage.
Nickal, a four-time All-American wrestler and three-time NCAA Division I champion, hopes to compete in the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games next year sooner than transitioning his mat talents to the cage. The 24-year-used Penn Notify primary individual for the time being trains at American Top Team and has now now not too prolonged ago helped Jorge Masvidal put together for his title fight in opposition to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Old wrestler, and ex-Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren took to Twitter to expose his excitement at Nickal’s potential swap to MMA, and told the major promotions to lock him up with an early contract offer, Nickal issued a stern warning that, as soon as he has competed in Japan, he plans to produce a giant impact all around the cage.
“For y’all that are tiresome to the occasion MMA is my future presently after the Olympics. I want to present these guys one extra year to expertise the highlight then it’s time to takeover.”
When Nickal in the end does produce his MMA debut, he’ll be a half of fellow Penn Notify wrestlers Bubba Jenkins, Ed Ruth and Phil Davis, who occupy all successfully transitioned to MMA.