After a successful debut at middleweight, Paul Craig wants to face Bo Nickal NEXT.
Craig, who spent most of his time-fighting at light heavyweight, holds notable wins against former champ Jamahal Hill and one of the division’s top stars, Magomed Ankalaev.
The Scot has a knack for doing the unthinkable, so he wants to continue to live up to that reputation and add another big name to his resume, after taking care of business against Andre Muniz at UFC London.
‘Bearjew’s’ middleweight debut was hardly a walk in the park, but he was able to outlast Muniz throughout the first round and then utilize his wrestling in the second to finish the Brazilian with vicious punches and elbows.
The next time Craig steps inside the Octagon, he wants Nickal standing in front of him.
“As a middleweight? I kind of like Bo Nickal as a fight,” Craig said while speaking on the ESPN post-fight show. “Nobody wants to fight him. But then if he takes me down, he better be good at passing guard, because I’m very good at retaining guard.
“He’s a name. He’s a name and he can play into my game plan, where he gets in tight, takes me down, and it just fits me better. That’s one of the things we knew Andre Muniz would do. He would take us down into guard, and that’s where I do my best work. If he puts me down on my back, then I’m able to scramble, look for these triangles, look for these armbars.”
Who do you think would win a potential fight between BJJ wizard Paul Craig and wrestling phenom Bo Nickal?