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Bo Nickal

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Bo Nickal | The Bader Show

Sep 28, 2021

Bo Nickal, a three-time NCAA champion from Penn State, recently made his MMA debut. Nickal joined The Bader Show to reflect on his early wrestling career and his transition into Mixed Martial Arts.

0:00 - You know Bo

3:30 - Setting goals

7:30 - What were Bo’s goals?

10:30 - Non-verbal communication. 

13:30 - Early MMA memories.

16:00 - Fights for fun.

19:00 - When did MMA become a viable path?

27:30 - Transitioning to MMA.

32:00 - Training with NLWC.

33:30 - Facing Gordon Ryan.

38:30 - MMA debut

43:00 - ‘You have to train differently for MMA.’

45:30 - Wrestling with nerves.

48:00 - Finishing the fight.

50:00 - ‘The ultimate goal is to be UFC champ.’

52:00 - ‘I’d like to be in the UFC when I’m ready to win the belt.’

54:00 - Building an authentic brand.

56:00 - Sweat it out.