Poor Gunnar Nelson, no one wants to fight him.

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  1. Ivanhoe

    Ivanhoe Blue Belt

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    According to Gunnars friend and striking trainer: Gunnar and his manager have been calling out various WW fighters to fight him on the Dublin card, but all of them have declined with various excuses.
     
  2. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Other guy's manager: here, I got this guy with a stellar ground game and just last fight KOed the biggest Welterweight in the division with a newfound right hand.

    Oh, but if you lose to him it'll look real bad to fans because he's a bloated lightweight who looks rather unathletic and awkward

    Whadda say?
     
  3. spid3yo

    spid3yo Guest

    He's been coddled in front of the Euro crowd, who fucking cares anymore. If he really wants a fight he can find one in America.
     
  4. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Winter Orchid Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    You mean like when he just knockdown/subbed an 11-2 guy in America last month?
     
  5. Workaholic

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    Maia please
     
  6. VAfan

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    yeah he's kind of in the position teixeira was in not too long ago, where he's obviously really dangerous but has no name recognition whatsoever.

    it's a lose lose situation for an opponent. there's a very good chance he'll beat you, and if you win most people go "who's gunnar nelson?"
     
  7. funksoulbrother

    funksoulbrother I'm the guy that drinks the beer

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    Have him fight Maia for sure
     
  8. KingOfTheDojo

    KingOfTheDojo Bangkok Ready

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    you mean the same Gunnar that punched Thatch in the back of the head a handful of times then proceeded to choke him while Brandon was partially unconscious?
     
  9. Kanemura

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    I'm friends with Albert Tumenov on Facebook and he called him out. Not sure if anyone ever saw it though.
     
  10. AmericanMMA

    AmericanMMA Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Gunnar is a force at WW, but I think he'll end up a top 5 LW. Eventually getting a title shot
     
  11. cumafish

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    I don't think Story is ducking him.
     
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    AJ Garcia Level 10 Keyboard warrior Professional Fighter

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    I'm still shocked he dropped thatch the way he did. I thought thatch would destroy him standing.
     
  13. Jaymo_ie

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    This pretty much sum's up the situation....
     
  14. rjmbrd

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    The unranked (read: never ranked) fighter riding high with confidence coming off a stoppage loss to a lightweght riding a losing streak?

    Something like that.

    Nelson is awesome, I'm a fan. I'd like to see him fight a marquee name in his division.
     
  15. AndrewGolota48

    AndrewGolota48 Silver Belt

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    For all we know he very well may 9 out of 10 times. I don't remember Nelson doing much prior to capitalizing on Thatch's repeated relaxation/go limp move. He lost a kickboxing match to Rick Story in his previous fight.

    Anyway, Maia please, such an awesome matchup.
     
  16. electricfuneral

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    put him in with maia
     
  17. Peteyandjia

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    Any post that tries to write off Bendo as "a lightweght riding a losing streak", needs to look in the mirror and feel ashamed
     
  18. Peteyandjia

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    This is what I want to see. Badly
     
  19. TheNinja

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    Maia or Bendo?
     
  20. No ko. Knockdown. Still impressive.
     

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