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#1 Jolldan

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:52 AM

After Nelson's victory over Alan Jouban at UFC London, John Kavanagh would like to see 'Gunni' take on Stephen Thompson.

 

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh suggested the perfect fight for Gunnar Nelson after his second round submission win over Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 107 last night: A fight against two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson to determine 'the real Karate Kid'.

 

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Now we all know Stephen Thompson is a very different beast from Alan Jouban but I like the idea of this match-up.

 

Wonderboy's still ranked 1st but he's on a two fight skid whatever way you look at it so he needs to get back in to the win column.

 

Nelson is ranked 9th and although that's a gap it doesn't mean this fight doesn't make sense. I don't really get the whole Karate Kid if Gunnar plays that game I think he loses but the classic grappler vs. striker match up is always interesting.

 

What do we think of Gunnar vs. Wonderboy? Who you got in that one?


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:56 AM

Sounds like a race to kick each other in the leg and circle.
   
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:02 AM

Sounds like a race to kick each other in the leg and circle.
   
I'll pass.

 

That's why I think its odd that John's even claiming it would be a karate match.

 

It would be Gunnar striking to close the distance then trying to tear Wonderboy's head off with some sort of choke lol


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:59 AM

Gunnar knocks him out and chokes him out in the same fight.  Wonderbread sucks.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:09 AM

Sounds like a race to kick each other in the leg and circle.
   
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nah gunnar takes him down and subs the **** out of him.  Wonderboy goes crying back to Daddy.  fast forward a couple of years and Wonderboy is fighting on WSOF.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:11 AM

nah gunnar takes him down and subs the **** out of him.  Wonderboy goes crying back to Daddy.  fast forward a couple of years and Wonderboy is fighting on WSOF.

Do you remember those hilarious gifs of Wonderbread chasing around T-Wood?? LOL.. Somebody should replace that title belt on T-Wood with a UFC contract.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:05 AM

Gunnar has been trained by the GOAT himself, he'd make Wonderbread dive at ankles after the first exchange.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:30 AM

as if gunni would stand and bang with wonderboy....


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:41 AM

as if gunni would stand and bang with wonderboy....

 

Obviously Gunnar's out matched on the feet id agree, but Wonderboy is severely out matched on the ground against Gunnar.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:45 AM

Well seeing as how Wonderboy sticks to his striking and has already earned a title shot from it and has a lot of kos I'd say he is the karate kid, I mean come on Gunnar strikes once and now all of a sudden he is on par with Wonderboy??? LMAO yeah ok



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:53 AM

Well seeing as how Wonderboy sticks to his striking and has already earned a title shot from it and has a lot of kos I'd say he is the karate kid, I mean come on Gunnar strikes once and now all of a sudden he is on par with Wonderboy??? LMAO yeah ok

 

I think John was really just looking for a witty way in to start the conversation.

 

Kavanagh knows who the best on the feet is, but he also knows Gunnar's not an easy fight for Wonderboy.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:55 AM

I think John was really just looking for a witty way in to start the conversation.

 

Kavanagh knows who the best on the feet is, but he also knows Gunnar's not an easy fight for Wonderboy.

Yup I see Gunnar diving for takedowns from the start 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:02 AM

Yup I see Gunnar diving for takedowns from the start 

 

Yep if he can close the distance without getting his head taken off by some spinning kick then it could be a long night for Wonderboy. Really good chance for Gunnar to cannon up the rankings if he gets this fight as well.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:19 AM

Well seeing as how Wonderboy sticks to his striking and has already earned a title shot from it and has a lot of kos I'd say he is the karate kid, I mean come on Gunnar strikes once and now all of a sudden he is on par with Wonderboy??? LMAO yeah ok

 

Yup I see Gunnar diving for takedowns from the start 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:48 AM

Yup I see Gunnar diving for takedowns from the start


Gunnars hands > wonderbreads hands
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:36 AM

2 cans that are ducking Magny


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

Potential most boring fight of the year, actually.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:45 AM

The fight for second place, Machida will always be #1


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

Makes no sense for either guy

How does someone go from Jouban to Wonderboy and how does one go from a title shot to Gunnar. Gunnar should get dong hyun Kim and Wonderboy should get Lawler

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:17 PM

We all know Justin Scoggins is the true Karate master in the UFC.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:37 PM

Makes no sense for either guy
How does someone go from Jouban to Wonderboy and how does one go from a title shot to Gunnar. Gunnar should get dong hyun Kim and Wonderboy should get Lawler


It makes a lot more sense than Swanson vs. Lobov

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:43 PM

Makes no sense for either guy

How does someone go from Jouban to Wonderboy and how does one go from a title shot to Gunnar. Gunnar should get dong hyun Kim and Wonderboy should get Lawler

I would like to see him vs Lawler or Condit if he still plans on fighting.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:07 PM

Yup I see Gunnar diving for takedowns from the start 

 

Steve gets dropped in every fight.  A gust of wind and he does the chicken dance.  That's not gonna be good going up against Conor's boy.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

pffft Gunnar is soft and slow,he will never be a title contender while Wonderboy was close to beating Woodley twice.

 

I had high hopes for Gunnar at one time but after seeing him a few times ,i see several holes in his game.One is a big one,he does not appear to have ever been athletic,more like a fatbody that decided to go to the gym and train to be a fighter.

Athleticism is HUGE in sports,it covers all bases from cardio to quickness,explosiveness to strength.I do not believe Wrestling is the best base,i feel wrestling is full of ped cheats and slow bodies that never move more than 2 feet at a time.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:15 PM

Not something Im in a hurry to see
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

Not something Im in a hurry to see

and they wouldnt be in a hurry to engage during the fight either lol

 

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