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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by FedorGOAT, Jul 16, 2017 at 11:50 PM.
He just got caught with a jab
Gunnar was hit with a big punch before the jab... & it was an early stoppage imo... & we can't leave the eye poke out of the equasion that f*cked up Gunnar's vision.
It does 100%.
You don't know who is better until you fight them. We can all believe whatever we want. The truth is universal.
We don't know the truth until it happens. This is why I am not against unranked guys fighting for the title if they have a good display.
No champ is beating every fighter in the division. He/she has a better chance with some fighters, and a not so good chance with other fighters.
That is why title defenses is the best way of judging who is who. A fighter needs to be able to be successful against multiple styles in order to successful defend his title with consistency.
Even that measuring stick is flawed, because the UFC is not an equal opportunity organization. Some contenders have longer winning streaks than the champions in the division, and are still no where near getting title opportunities. hahaha
What a joke.
Thor would never fight in that embarrassing karate stance and flail with his chin up on the inside. I have wanted to like Gunnar because he is icelandic and represents the old norse gods and shit but i cant do it. He needs to learn how to box and stop tip tapping around with his point fighting. Its the least male fighting style i have seen in my life. Looks like a girl in the school yard
I like Gunnar, but I feel like he's playing up the whole "zen, martial arts master, quiet destroyer" thing too much.
Question: How did Gunnar Nelson get to be the 8th ranked fighter in the UFC WW division? Which Top 10 fighter did he ever beat? The answer is none. Nelson is solid UFC veteran, but he is not and has never been even Top 15. The UFC gave him a push for being Conor's training partner. He lost his only two previous fights against "name" opponents; Damian Maia and Rick Story. Now he got destroyed in R1 by the #14 ranked WW fighter. Nelson drops out of the Top 15 for sure and probably doesn't headline cards anymore.
Sure Nelson is a BJJ ace, but this is MMA. If you aren't well-rounded you are vulnerable. For example, the Diaz Brothers. They can't handle top level wrestlers with stand-up. They get taken down and away from the stand-up they like. Plus the wrestlers are physically stronger and able to maintain effective top control despite elite BJJ skills. Hence the UFC tried not to pair them against wrestler's very often. Think of Nate Diaz being rag-dolled vs. Benson Henderson, RDA and Rory MacDonald. It's why Conor has rarely fought elite wrestlers who will stand AND ALSO take it to the ground. The UFC protects its "branded assets"...
There is nothing from the Gunnar/Ponzinibio fight that leads me to believe Ponzinibio couldn't knock him out again. I'd be more confident in that happening that Gunnar beating him, based on what happened yesterday.
Well yeah, he was #8 fighting #14.
But he still took the fight, so I'm not seeing anyones issue.
agreed. he got touched by teh jab and went down.
They did this to Cowboy too by giving him a lower ranked, dangerous striker to take his place in rankings
The UFC does it when they think a guy has plateaued and isn't a threat to the champ
He shouldn't have accepted the fight. Ponz was a bad matchup and ranked way further down than him, high risk, low reward fight
Shit happens, he should work on his defense in the meantime
I wasn't. The UFC was trying to stack his record and to get him over by putting him against seemingly overmatched opponent.
He needs to train with Carvalho or in Thailand. Karate shit you have to be very talentuous ti become as dangerous as a muay thai fighter.
Best solution he could make is to train muay thai.
He hits so hard yet he couldn't put a scratch on Jouban's face
Still Conor's bf tho, I say he's getting a tittle shot next.
Doesn't make the egg on his face less funny.
Quit acting like you've never seen someone get caught. Bunch of fickle fuckers
Quit acting like because you like one fighter more than another, it means they are better than the fighter they just lost to and would "win 9 times out of 10".
From what I saw, there is no doubt in my mind that Ponznibbio could KO Nelson again. Why do you think that is such a ridiculous statement? He got rocked from the 1st punch Ponzinibbio landed on him and was KO'ed from a jab.
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