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Paul Craig calls out Bo Nickal after UFC London win: ‘Nobody wants to fight him’

Paul Craig knows who he wants to fight next.

Last night (Sat., July 22, 2023), Craig was successful in his highly-anticipated Middleweight debut, finishing Andre Muniz in the second round via technical knockout from inside The O2 in London, England (watch highlights). “BearJew” snapped his two-fight losing streak and snatched Muniz’s No. 14 ranking, while also claiming “Performance of the Night.”

During an interview with Karen Bryant, Laura Sanko and Din Thomas during UFC London’s post-show, Craig had a name locked and loaded that he would like to fight next:

Bo Nickal.

“As Middleweight, I kinda like Bo Nickal as a fight — nobody wants to fight him,” Craig said. “If he takes me down, he better be good at passing guard because I’m very good at retaining guard.

“He’s a name,” Craig said when asked why he likes the potential match. “He’s a name and can play into my gameplan where he gets in tight and takes me down ... it just affects me better. It was one of the things we knew Andre Muniz would do — shoot in to take me down.”

A fight with Nickal makes a lot of sense for Scottish submission artist because it gives Nickal a chance to jump into the Top 15 rankings with a win. And, conversely, with a win over Nickal, Craig becomes even more of a household name.

Nickal is coming off a 38-second demolition of Val Woodburn earlier this month at UFC 290 (watch it) and is 2-0 so far in UFC.

For complete UFC London results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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