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Gunnar Nelson gives Jedi-like wisdom on his approach to MMA

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by HerpDerp, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. HerpDerp ambitiously unambitious

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    Here's the article, by middleeasy.com.

     
  2. surf fu USA! USA! USA!

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Andretti Brown Belt

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    I like it. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Enigma87 Red Belt

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    Got a really good mindset for MMA. Has he gotten another fight lined up? It was nice seeing him destroy Johnson, but I'm hoping that was only his warm up
     
  5. Cosmahorio Brown Belt

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    Nice, pretty much identical to Phil Baroni's mind set ;)

    Very interesting, thanks TS.
     
  6. bonsaireborn Green Belt

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    words of wisdom. just made a new fan
     
  7. MusaGhadhanfar White Belt

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    He's gained a fan in me now (character wise)
     
  8. Zlatan1 Brown Belt

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    Words of wisdom.
     
  9. karatefish Orange Belt

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    I'm guessing he was speaking in his native tongue as his English interviews until now have been monosyllabic at best. That said he shows a great maturity and hopefully with that mindset we'll see some excellent performances from Gunny.
     
  10. Clear Winner Big Poppa Pars

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    Been a fan since I first met and saw him at Bamma. The man is very talented, friendly and most of all his lack of character and emotion in interviews makes me laugh.

    I try not to predict future champs, but he sure has the potential.
     
  11. HerpDerp ambitiously unambitious

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    He has, actually. He's fighting Justin Edwards on February 16 in UFC on Fuel TV 7.
     
  12. lewisll Banned Banned

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    Yeah i like his philosophy. They say all Icelanders are deep thinkers cause they don't get much sun up there and don't have much to do but ponder about things all day lol
     
  13. Sohei Its just a flu bro!

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    Zen-like quality to his repsonse.
     
  14. Jobuden Orange Belt

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    Very nice. Always refreshing to read about a fighters mindset who's different from that 'I'm training so hard muddafucka, imma gonna bang, bro!' - clichee
     
  15. lapollarecords Red Belt

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    oh fuck! I didn't know that!

    WAR GUNNAR!
     
  16. Enigma87 Red Belt

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    Well Fuck I could have sworn I googled him yesterday. I actually like this match up, I'm glad they haven't thrown him to the dogs like they do to a lot of up and comers with a great octagon appearance. I think this is a small step up from his last fight. If he dominates this one he'll clearly need a step up in competition
     
  17. HerpDerp ambitiously unambitious

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    Heh. I'm probably in the definite minority considering my opinion, but I think Edwards is actually a step down from DeMarques Johnson. On paper, it looks like Edwards has nothing for Gunnar anywhere.
     
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    Gunner is awesome. Already one of my favourite fighters. Hope he goes far!
     
  19. Peteyandjia Silent Snow Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Good stuff, War Gunnar.

    Also Iceland is awesome
     
  20. cOugAr_LIbRe_85 Brown Belt

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    served him well so far! cant wait to see him progress and see how far he can rise up the ladder
     

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