Who should Gunnar Nelson Fight Next?

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  1. ArtemV

    ArtemV Gold Belt

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    I am thinking Erick Silva which should be an easy(ish) win if he can avoid the first few minutes without getting finished, I could really see him getting a sub or a tko win in the second.

    What do you think? Or Thatch vs Wonderboy loser? DHK/Lim?
     
  2. FactsAndTruth

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    If he can make 155 I'd love to see him there.... he'd be a really tough matchup for Pettis (ofcourse he'd need to string together 3-4 wins) if he could make the weight some-what comfortably...
     
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    GoldenAzazel Undisputed Champion & General Manager of PWD Platinum Member

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    All those would be pretty decent match ups I think. It all depends on when he wants to fight next though
     
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    He needs to work on his boxing and jettison his traditional karate style. He's not Machida.
     
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    tough matchup for Pettis? Pettis would run all over him lol

    I like the Erick Silva fight actually. And good old Erick is due for his next loss anyway , he's coming off a win.
     
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    That would be stupid since karate>boxing

    He should get some lower ranked guy since he just fought a highly ranked striker. Give Gunnar the Erick silva treatment
     
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    Not too stupid to try to go for some traditional boxing defense, as he was constantly being hit as he had his hands low

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  8. Linux34

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    U serious?
     
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    a lightweight. cut weight erick!
     
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    How bout Burkman?

    Or Lima...

    Or Sodallah...

    someone like that?
     
  11. Linux34

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    Sadollah would be an easy win.
     
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    He needs to be drafted into this welterweight title shot lottery that's going around.
     
  14. gspfedkobe24

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    Yeah SIlva would finish Gunnar and it would be fast and brutal....
     
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    Nate Diaz @ 170.
     
  16. Melegaunt

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    Karate>boxing and Rick Story is a highly ranked striker? Get outta here..
     
  17. FountOfWisdom

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    Since when?
     
  18. Melegaunt

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    And he should be fighting someone at 155. His striking would be much more effective with more of a grappling threat. It's going to take time to change his defensive (or lack thereof) tendencies and extended striking exchanges do not favor him against upper tier fighters.
     
  19. The Accuser

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    As others have said, he should move to LW. There I'd be interested in seeing him against Jim Miller, Nate Diaz or Josh Thomson - all tough but winnable matchups for him.

    At WW LaFlare or the loser of the Alves/Mein fight.
     
  20. MajJamil

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    Pettis would eat him up and shit him out, easy finish by sub or tko... I've been saying it for ages, Gunny is overrated, he's top 15 at best
     

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