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Nickal accused of dishonest in UFC 285 win

Wrestling superstar Bo Nickal did what we expected in his proper UFC debut on Saturday night. The Contender Series graduate steamrolled Jamie Pickett on route to an arm triangle submission victory. However, Pickett’s team are crying foul. According to MMA Junkie Pickett is filing an appeal to the Nevada Athletic Commission accusing Nickal of landing

Nickal accused of dishonest in UFC 285 win

Wrestling famous person Bo Nickal did what we anticipated in his correct UFC debut on Saturday evening. The Contender Collection graduate steamrolled Jamie Pickett on path to an arm triangle submission victory.

Nonetheless, Pickett’s group are crying foul.

In accordance with MMA Junkie Pickett is submitting an enchantment to the Nevada Athletic Fee accusing Nickal of touchdown a knee to the groin through the first and solely spherical of the battle. Pickett’s group contends that that Pickett was dealing from the impacts of that knee when he was taken down by Nickal and subsequently submitted. Pickett’s group hopes that their enchantment will result in the fee overturning Nickal’s win and making the battle a no contest.

“It’s essential that like all different main sports activities (together with collegiate sports activities) replays are essential to handle honest play,” wrote Pickett’s supervisor Lamont Chappell of LCA Sports activities Administration. “It appears these kinds of points from judges and officers have gotten increasingly more frequent in MMA. On the finish of the day they (officers) are human; nonetheless a fighter who trains his ass off shouldn’t be penalized for errors by people who’re paid to make the perfect judgments for the integrity of the game.”

Nickal was advised in regards to the enchantment throughout his publish battle press convention. He appeared shocked by the knowledge, calling it “bizarre”.

Bo Nickal denies hitting Jamie Pickett low earlier than the takedown and end at #UFC285

“I do not wish to win that method. I am not a cheater, I am not anyone that tries to take shortcuts.”

— (@MMAFighting) March 5, 2023

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“I hit him within the leg, within the thigh,” he stated. “I had him in a foul place alongside the wall. He needed to get off the wall and he needed the ref to cease it. If I have been to have really hit him low, I might really feel dangerous as a result of I don’t wish to win that method. I’m not a cheater. I’m not anyone who tries to take quick cuts. If I did hit him low, I might’ve simply relaxed most likely or let the ref cease it. However I didn’t hit him low in any respect, so it’s a bizarre transfer, bro.”

Many on Twitter famous the obvious low blow, with one person sharing a clip. You may see that under (till the UFC has it taken down).

Presently, the win over Pickett strikes Nickal’s professional file to 4-0. Nickal’s previous two fights have been fast submission wins on the Contender Collection. His professional debut was a KO win in Jorge Masvidal’s iKon FC promotion.

As a freestyle wrestler Nickal received gold medals on the U23 World and US Nationwide Championships. He additionally holds three NCAA Division I championships and three Huge Ten Championships.

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