I struggled taking Jones down – Cormier disagrees with Cejudo about Nickal vs. Chimaev
UFC newcomer Bo Nickal has been getting somewhat a couple of shine nowadays, strategy to his present performances on Dana White`s Contender Series. This has given the 26-yr-antique a ton of self trust and self-perception that he is deserving of now not the rest a lot not up to the primary card spot for his UFC fights moving ahead.
All that buzz has drawn enough hobby to get human beings speaking. Retired former double-champ Henry Cejudo, for one, believes Nickal can “effortlessly” take Khamzat Chimaev down, based totally primarily on wrestling features on my own.
“Chimaev thinks he`s true in wrestling – his wrestling is nowhere just about Bo Nickal, I can let you know that. He can take down the ones UFC males that have not at all wrestled.
“Try taking Bo Nickal down, and one hundred percentage I can see Bo Nickal effortlessly taking down Khamzat Chimaev.”
Daniel Cormier, every other retired former double champ, in recent years chimed in on the subject. He did settle for as true with Cejudo, then again most effective to a certain extent.
“When you suit him up in only wrestling, I don`t agree with that Khamzat can compete with him. Not simply wrestling. But in blended martial arts, that makes it a bit greater tough to put into effect only a robust wrestling base,” Cormier mentioned on a present episode of the DC & RC Show.
“I struggled taking down Jon Jones, despite the fact that I changed into a miles greater credentialed wrestler. Because he changed into taller, there are such a lot of elements that pass into successfully wrestling a person in the Octagon.”
For Cormier, Nickal needs a work higher time to turn that he is, certainly, value of all the hype.
“I get what Henry`s announcing, then again I suppose that all over time, that may be true. Today, I suppose that Bo Nickal nonetheless needs slightly little bit of labor. And I suppose that even if the UFC received`t let you know, there are nonetheless growth fights.
“In boxing, it`s very clean whilst a man doesn`t belong internal of the hoop together along with his opponent. That may be clean for Bo Nickal at times, it simply won`t be stated to you proper for your face. But there may be a few fights that he builds up to.”
Nickal`s UFC debut will take neighborhood at UFC 282 on December 10 against Jamie Pickett.