Does Gunnar Nelson has the second best BJJ at 170?

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  1. ElCasca

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    In the UFC? This kid is great, i think he is going to be a champion one day. Excluding Demian Maia, i dont see anyone outgrappling him, Maybe with a Lay'n'pray
     
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    Perhaps the best.
    He
     
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    Eh, its hard to get excited about prospects with terrible personalities.

    I remember several years ago Sherdog had Gunnar on prospect watch, but after hearing him talk, I am confident his lack of charisma will be the limiting factor in his career

    I wonder how his BJJ would compare to Shields, Diaz and Fitch in an MMA fight.
     
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    The OP is asking about his skills in grappling, not how he would do in a popularity contest
     
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    I know Gunnar should be able to school Brian Ebersole or TJ Waldburger, but I would love to see him face one of these guys. Ebersole seems impossible to choke out, while Waldburger's guard is incredible.
     
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    To answer your question though, I believe Sergio Moraes who recently participated on TUF Brazil has the best BJJ at welterweight. I'm not a BJJ expert, but I believe Moraes' credentials stack up to or even surpass Demian Maia's.
     
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    He said he would be champion one day. I respnded with a comment about how it's hard to get anywhere close to the title when you have a personality that doesn't excite people.

    You, on the other hand, made an empty post in your attempt to be the topic police
     
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    Fun Fact : Maia has subbed Gonzaga in BJJ and Gunnar has subbed Monson.


    Hes not charismatic but he has a very likeable personality, hes very calm and serene, he reminds me of fedor.
     
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    So, you are saying if he keeps winning constantly that he will not be a champ, as he is a mellow personality?

    I watch MMA because of the fighters and their talents as fighters.
    I could not care less about their personalities.
    I know some are more marketable than other, but you can
     
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    Would be intresting to see him against Shields or Fitch, shall he manage to win few fights in a row.
     
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    I get what you are saying.
    The opposite example is Chael - the situation as it is now. He
     
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    3rd; moraes+maia
     
  15. Sirwastealot

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    I dont think he has a bad personality, in terms of creating hype. He's got a unique personality. If he keeps winning, and wins a couple of big fights decisively, the UFC could really hype him up and create a mystique around him. But for that he'l need to win impressively.

    Its not just the big trash talkers that get hyped. Its the unique personalities. Hendricks, for example, doesnt have much you can hype. With Diaz they play on his rebellious personality, GSP is the opposite and hardly does any trash talk, but hes completely clean to the point of being nerdy. UFC knows how to hype these guys.
     
  16. numskully

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    Go Gunner.
     
  17. Mikeyz

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    Unfortunately it's true, you need a personality to get to the top
     
  18. Hufusopem

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    Dhk would be a good test.
     
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    Dude watch the bachelor if you want personalities.....wtf are you talking abut man seriously. the guy is a monster. you are the worst mma fan ever.
     
  20. Jblizzle

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    No that's the case when you're labeled a Boring fighter inside the cage not from having a boring personality Are you telling me guys like Cain Velasquez, Matt Hughes and Frankie Edgar have great personalities?
     

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