Michael Bisping praises UFC 300 'surprise' and makes surprising comparison: 'American Khabib'

The organization's commentator praised Bo Nickal and said he has the potential to reach the middleweight elite

BoNickal celebrates victory in the UFC (Photo: Instagram/@ufc)

After Ultimate confirms the prospect BoNickal on the main card of UFC 300, the MMA community spared no criticism for the decision to promote the newcomer in the biggest event in the organization's history. However, the former champion Michael Bisping came to the North American's defense and compared his skills to those of the legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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“Nickal has the potential to become one of the greatest champions we've ever seen – an American version of Chimaev or Makhachev, or Khabib. That's the level of pedigree he has, and that's what he's shown so far. When you reach the level that Nickal has in wrestling, you become a special kind of human. He has the ability to be an American Khabib, he's a great guy. He is phenomenal and undefeated. The UFC knows what it has in its hands,” said Nickal.


Fueled by two triumphs in the organization, after being hired via the Contender Series, BoNickal seeks to maintain an unbeaten record in his career in a duel against Cody Brundage on the 13th day. The event will be held at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas (USA). In the main fight of the historic card, the Brazilian Alex Poatán will defend the light heavyweight belt for the first time against the American Jamahal hill.

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