Like him or do not, it’s indisputable that Jake Paul can strike … however if the Problem Child genuinely wishes to review his fumbling abilities and take an MMA battle, there’s a U.S. fumbling legend who informs us he mores than happy to train the 27-year-old star — Bo Nickal!
Nickal is a 3x NCAA Division I battling champ (184 pounds. x 2, 197 pounds.) who made a UFC agreement on Dana White‘s Contender Series in 2015. On Wednesday, TMZ Sports was speaking to the 27-year-old, who simply signed a handle Jake’s media business, Betr (more on that quickly), when we asked if he prepared to train with JP.
“Oh yeah. 100 percent. I’m super excited to train with [Jake]. Not only to be able to help him out a little bit on the MMA grappling side, but also just to learn from him,” Bo stated, including, “He’s got a ton of experience boxing and it’d be awesome just to be able to get together and work together.”
Of course, Paul, 6-0 as a fighter, just recently signed a handle PFL … and called out Nate Diaz. Jake, a strong wrestler in high school, proposed a two-fight handle the mixed martial arts star from Stockton … one mixed martial arts battle and one boxing match.
As for the collaboration with Paul’s Betr, Bo says he and Jake have a couple of things up their sleeves … consisting of a ‘UFC Embedded’-design reveal that’ll follow Nickal as he gets ready for his very first correct UFC battle.
Speaking of, Bo, 3-0 in mixed martial arts, simply found out when he’ll be making his very first non-Contender Series look … and it’s on a huge card, UFC 285, headlined by Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane. Jones hasn’t remained in the Octagon because beating Dominick Reyes in February 2020, over 3 years earlier.
Nickal will deal with mixed martial arts veteran, Jamie Pickett at middleweight (185 pounds.) in the very first battle on the primary card.
Bo has visions of winning a UFC title, however isn’t looking previous his very first battle … a scrap he means to end with a knockout or submission, and early on in the battle.
“I think first and foremost, I plan on just focusing on one fight at a time. Taking care of business this next fight, putting on a spectacular performance. I’d like to get a first-round finish. I’m expecting to finish this guy, regardless.”
“Getting a finish in my UFC debut is really most prominently on my mind.”
To state Bo’s pumped about the Pickett battle might be an understatement … he’s all set to go!
“It’s such an awesome opportunity to be able to be on the main card, especially a Jon Jones pay-per-view. It’s gonna be crazy.”