ByJustin Golightly, writer at
Design wizard. MMA mathematician. Formerly of Middle Easy, Justin Golightly has been featured on Bleacher Report, Uproxx and TMZ.
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Just like his David Attenborough narrated highlight, Gunnar Nelson flowed into the Octagon with the cool demeanor of ice water. He served as a contrast to the intense, blue steel of Alan Jouban. The fight played out just like their personalities, as Nelson stayed calm in the blitz and strikes just at the right time. Once Jouban was out on his feet after some jolting strikes, Nelson decided to take the neck and once he has your neck, well...

might as well be an Icelandic samurai, especially with his views on the rules of MMA. This man doesn't even like to sit on a stool in between rounds, he just stoops down like an animal. He just keeps proving he's one of the very best grapplers in the sport not named Demian Maia.


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