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12 Tweets: Twitter Reacts to Bo Nickal’s Win

Photo courtesy of Lexi Nickal, Bo’s sister.

Bo Nickal, a three-time national champion and four-time All-American for Penn State’s wrestling program, won his second professional MMA fight in convincing fashion, submitting Zachary Borrego in 62 seconds.

Nickal, fighting in UFC boss Dana White’s Contender Series, is now 2-0 with two wins coming in a combined 1:35.

Plenty of people weighed in on Twitter, and here’s what 12 of them had to say.

MMA’s most prominent journalist wonders how some of the sport’s other promotions didn’t try harder to sign Nickal.

Penn State’s quarterback appropriately summed up Nickal’s performance.


Jorge Masvidal, a UFC fighter with a 35-16 record, believes the hype is real.

Nickal has helped Masvidal train in the past, and Nickal made his MMA debut for Masvidal’s iKon Fighting Championship promotion.

An Olympic wrestling gold medalist and former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion gave Nickal a glowing review.

As did a two-time national champion and current Penn State star.

Yours truly also weighed in.

Perhaps the night’s only downside was that Nickal’s performance didn’t earn him a UFC contract just yet, even though others who fought on the card got offered.

White said Nickal has to win one more fight.

This confused some people.

Nickal’s manager, Malki Kawa, who runs the agency First Round Management, acknowledged Nickal not receiving a contract in a much more calm way.

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