Bo Nickal has done it again. He got a second win in front of UFC President Dana White and that was enough to finally earn a UFC contract.
Bo Nickal will enter the UFC as one of its best prospects ever. Nickal may have a record of 3-0 presently but that means he has fresh enough legs to see his career take off and fly depending on how the promotion handles him.
Much like baseball and football, prospects in MMA are always talked about. The special one receives the hype and praise that Nickal has received thus far, compare it to Andrew Luck or Bryce Harper. Nickal has the pedigree with his national championships at Penn State that allows the hype to seem more real than ever.
Social media of course was a buzz with reactions from media and fighters alike.
Greg Pickel, Penn State On3
Bo Nickal has earned a UFC contract, Dana White just announced. In other news, the sun will rise and the sky will be blue Wednesday morning.
— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) September 28, 2022
Aljamain Sterling, UFC Bantamweight Champion
Damn!! BO NICKAL! Would love to see him and Khamzat in a grappling match! Not a fight, because Khamzat is more experienced on the feet. But in a year or 2, I can see that fight happening too!
For now, enjoy the fruits of the labor Bo! #DWCS
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) September 28, 2022
Bo Nickal needed just 5⃣2⃣ seconds at #DWCS! 🔥
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) September 28, 2022
Shakiel Mahjouri, CBS Sports
— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) September 28, 2022
Henry Cejudo, Olympic Gold Medal Wrestler and Former UFC Champion
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) September 28, 2022
Aaron Bronsteter, TSN Sports
There are maybe 3 or 4 people at middleweight who would be a favourite over Bo Nickal. Maybe.
Seems like an exaggeration, but it's not.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 28, 2022
Ariel Helwani, MMA Media Legend
Nickal is officially in. He was already in but now he's in in. One of the UFC's best prospect signings in a while.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 28, 2022
Spinnin Backfist, Barstool Sports
BO NICKAL IS THE REAL DEAL PEOPLE
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) September 28, 2022
Nolan King, MMA Junkie
As someone who has spectated 1000s of lower-experienced pro MMA fighters, I can safely say I've never seen anyone like Bo Nickal. This is a first. #DWCS
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) September 28, 2022
ESPN MMA Showing the Moment He Was Offered His Contract
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 28, 2022