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Weird reason why Nickal couldn’t take short-notice bout against Whittaker: “And it was too late …”



Bo Nickal Khamzat Chimaev MMA Frontkick

Bo Nickal and Khamzat Chimaev. Photo via Instagram (@nobickal1) and Stefan Fromare – Frontkick

Unranked UFC star in the making, Bo Nickal, was given the opportunity to face Robert Whittaker this upcoming Saturday. However, the American wrestler was unfortunately off-grid when he got the telephone call.

“I did get a call, yeah,” Nickal said. “Unfortunately, I got a call while I was in the mountains of Montana and I didn’t get back to cell service for three days. I came back into cell service to a few text messages saying, ‘Call me back! Call me back! Call me back!’ And it was too late.”

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Bo Nickal was offered big money

The three-time NCAA Division claimed to been offered plenty of cash to go fight “Bobby Knuckles in Saudi Arabia.

“I’m not gonna like, disclose numbers, but they were up there,” Nickal said. “It was just too late. I couldn’t even really consider it because they had already kind of figured everything out, the way they were gonna do it, because I was gone.”

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