In addition to his being one of the top UFC welterweight prospects and the fact that he is a teammate of the number one featherweight contender, Conor McGregor, Gunnar Nelson is a prodigious black belt in the fast paced world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which means that he is one
of the most famous submission grapplers in the world. This means that the Icelander knows quite a bit about McGregor, in addition to his ground technique. Many fans believe that this type of understanding will be very useful in future matches where grappling will be a problem.
When the impressive McGregor is planning on taking on the UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo in next month’s planned Las Vegas fight at the main event of the UFC 189, he will have a lot to deal with. Aldo’s level of experience is tremendous, but many fans believe that it will be a good fight nonetheless, especially with McGregor so capable in his own right. Many fans believe that if it comes down to a ground fight, McGregor will actually be able to make the most of his opportunities and win as necessary.
Nelson told Submission Radio