Rag doll

Anthony Smith believes Bo Nickal would ‘rag doll’ Khamzat Chimaev in wrestling match: ‘There’s not a Dagestani/Russian wrestler in the UFC who’s going to beat Bo’

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith believes Bo Nickal would dismantle Khamzat Chimaev if the two ever fight.

Since arriving on the UFC scene, Khamzat Chimaev has been one of the most feared fighters on the roster. Alas, even with that sense of intimidation surrounding him, a lot of people still want to go out there and test themselves against ‘Borz’ – including Bo Nickal, a man who is just 3-0 in his career. ‘s mixed martial arts and already wants to hunt down the biggest opponents he can find.

Nickal has gone out of his way to challenge Chimaev and while it’s almost impossible for that contest to happen anytime soon, it’s still a distinct possibility in the future.

Anthony Smith, who has always been a huge collegiate wrestling fan, had the following opinion on what would happen if the pair collided.

“He [Nickal] ragdoll Khamzat in a wrestling match. It wouldn’t even be competitive, he’s that good. There is not a Dagestani/Russian fighter in the UFC who will beat Bo Nickal. I don’t even care what weight class you say it is.

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This is a hypothetical argument given their respective rankings, but Nickal will have the chance to prove himself once more before the end of the year at UFC 282.

Chimaev, meanwhile, is coming off a nice win over Kevin Holland, with his hopes of getting back in there against Colby Covington – potentially even before the end of the year.

What do you think of Anthony Smith’s assessment of a possible match between Khamzat Chimaev and Bo Nickal? Do you think there’s a good chance we’ll see them fight at some point in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, BJPENN Nation!

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