Instead, despite the fact that hes clearly impressed by his victory in the octagon at the UFC APEX in NEVADA, Dana White really wants to give him another test first.
Talking to the media following a third DWCS card of the 2022 season, White remembered that hardly any folks have entered the UFC so unexperienced with regards to MMA, and Nickals history in wrestling contributed with him obtaining the shot.
Hes 1-0, 2-0 now, fought a youngster that has been 3-0, managed to get look quite simple, White said. Lets get him yet another fight and lets test him. Gets past that with flying colors, we bring him in and we give him a fight in the UFC. I believe only 1 guy has can be found in at like 1-0 and did anything and I believe it had been Brock (Lesnar), also to be honest with you, I dont remember. Brock was something similar to that. So, yeah, hes a stud. If he wasnt who he could be and when wasnt a 3,000 to at least one 1 favorite, I’d never sign him at 1-0. I wouldnt take action.
I dont know very well what else he may have done to check much better, he continued. He looked incredible, White said. The only real reason I didnt sign him tonight is basically because hes 2-0 now. Like I said, we got eight more weeks of the. You will want to have him fight here again, guess what happens After all? It just is practical.
White said he hadnt watched anything linked to Nickal ahead of Tuesdays event, but UFC matchmakers were really on top of having him compete for a deal.
[The matchmakers] brought him in, White said. They obviously think hes ready. He looks ready. But you will want to give him yet another fight? And its own not the 1st time Ive ever done that either.
He fought a youngster thats 3-0 with two knockouts and something decision and he managed to get look quite simple. A child is super talented, you understand? I could tell that a lot of of you’re very bummed out that I did so not sign him tonight, but, relax, he’ll fight again on the Contender and much more than likely get signed. Theres not an excessive amount of more that kid may have done tonight. He looked fing incredible.