Bo Nickal Says He’ll Retire From MMA If UFC Puts Him On Prelims ‘I’m Not A Prelim Guy’

Bo Nickal is brimming with confidence after getting signed to the UFC.

Two weeks ago, the former three-time NCAA wrestling champion earned a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series after obliterating his opponent.

During an interview with Ariel Helwani on Monday, a cocky Nickal said that he would retire from MMA if the UFC puts him on the prelims.

“I don’t know if it’s in the contract, but they’ll (the UFC) do the right thing, they’ll do the smart thing and if I’m not, like I said, if I’m on the prelims, I’ll retire. I’m out… I’ve seen them do it before, put a bigger fight on the prelim, but I just, I don’t know.

“I’m a main card guy, it just doesn’t make sense. It’s Dana White’s Contender Series again, but I’m main eventing Dana White’s Contender Series at 2-0. Every fight I’m in is the main event. So, they’re putting me on the main card.”

Nickal is negotiating to have his first fight on the UFC’s final PPV of the year in Las Vegas in December and is already calling out Khamzat Chimaev.

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