At UFC 285, which features a heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane as its main event, Bo Nickal will make his promotional debut. Recently, when talking about sharing a card with one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, the middleweight prospect had high hopes.
“It’s tremendous. I consider Jon Jones to be a living legend. He is held in high regard and referred to as the GOAT. Many people consider him to be the greatest fighter of all time, so having him as the main event of my UFC debut is already a pretty cool place to be.”
Obviously, my ultimate aim for pay-per-views is to headline and be the main event myself, but for now, it’s quite exciting and I feel incredibly fortunate to be in this position and have this opportunity.
Nickal won back-to-back matches on Dana White’s Contender Series, submitting his opponent in the first round of each round to win a UFC contract. He was supposed to fight Jamie Pickett at UFC 282, but due to an injury, he had to pull out, so the fight will now take place at UFC 285.
Jon Jones further buries the hatchet with Daniel Cormier
As they battled twice for the light heavyweight title, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier developed a bitter rivalry that lasted for several years. After a three-year absence from the sport, “Bones” is scheduled to make his octagon comeback at UFC 285. He shared on Twitter that he would not mind his former foe calling the bout, writing: “I think you are incredibly talented at what you do, DC, so you are more than welcome to commentate at my fight. I have faith that you would be impartial. Best wishes, brother”
When a supporter said they would like to watch Cormier conduct the post-fight octagon interview, Jones replied:
“I’m fully down to do it with anybody wants to. Let the past remain the past; I feel as though a fresh chapter of my life has begun.”
After a tremendous run at 205 pounds that cemented him as the best light heavyweight of all time, Jones is prepared to make his heavyweight debut at UFC 285. He will compete against Ciryl Gane in an attempt to become the eighth fighter in UFC history to win titles in two different weight divisions.