Exclusive: Jamie Pickett Reveals How UFC Handles Controversial Loss To Bo Nickal

"The Nightwolf" thinks he's not receiving a fair treatment from the UFC following his controversial loss to Nickal.

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  • Jamie Pickett is deeply disappointed by how the UFC has been ignoring his appeal following the incident with Bo Nickal at UFC 285
  • “The Nightwolf” said he has no choice but to move on from it

New UFC sensation Bo Nickal remained unbeaten in his young MMA career at the expense of Jamie Pickett at UFC 285. At least, that’s how “The Nightwolf” likes to look at it because of what transpired after the controversial fight.

The UFC doesn’t care

In an exclusive interview with MiddleEasy, Pickett expressed his deep disappointment over how the UFC handles his situation.

Pickett said he appealed to have the unintentional low blow that apparently led to his first-round submission loss to Nickal reviewed and taken care of but to no avail.

“Everybody acts like they didn’t see anything. What’s funny is they didn’t review it. I asked them to review it they didn’t even review it. They didn’t even care. It’s like almost as if they wanted him to win… They would’ve stopped that. If that would’ve been him [who was on my position], they would’ve stopped that… That’s how I feel,” Pickett said.

Something must be done

Pickett did not really specify what he wishes to do with his defeat but “The Nightwolf” expected the UFC to at least be fair enough to take a look at it and do something about it.

“They need to do something about it I mean, football players and NBA basketball players got instant replay and all that stuff I thought we did too but apparently ,we don’t no one even looked at it,” he continued.

It is what it is

Pickett blamed the referee for not making the right call after the incident took place. But in the end, what’s done is done and Pickett would like to move on from all of it.

“I wanted to you know stop the hype train and all that stuff and I wanted to kind of make my legacy off him a little bit but you know things happen. Stuff hurts, same time I come home I gotta be a dad. I got you know my daughter looking at me, I want to do this I won’t do that so I mean, my mind’s on that,” Pickett revealed.

“I just kind of felt like no one gave a damn about me or what I was doing. They just wanted him to look good and you know he’s bringing the money and I mean, I ain’t hating on nobody I get it you know, I’m expendable, he’s not it is what it is but I wish I could have capitalized the way I wanted to… but hey, I don’t want nothing bad for the guy,” he added.

The defeat saw Pickett being handed his third consecutive loss under the UFC banner. On the other hand, Nickal managed to live up to the hype of his talked-about UFC debut which stemmed from his back-to-back submission victories at Dana White’s Contender Series.

Published on March 8, 2023 at 11:36 am
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