Gunnar Nelson fancies a fight against Stephen Thompson
Fresh from his excellent performance at last week’s UFC London, Gunnar Nelson fancies a fight against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.
Nelson’s coach John Kavanagh suggested he would like to see a match up between the pair.
“It’s an exciting fight, I guess it’s a fight people would wanna see, two karate guys going at it,” Nelson said, speaking on The Luke Thomas Show. “We have karate, both of us, but we have very different styles. That’s my opinion anyway, from looking at him fighting and knowing my style. It is very different.
“I’d be very interested in that match, you know.”
Nelson also had a few words to say about his SBG Ireland team mate Conor McGregor.
“He’s got ridiculous power in his left hand,” Nelson said. “He’s got amazing power in his left hand, but what’s more important and what he’s better at is precision and timing with his left hand. He can throw it from all different situations, from where he’s backing off, where he’s coming in, where he’s kind of angled off and in the combination and he just sets it up with all these different aspects.
“It’s just a very, very dangerous weapon and if you haven’t seen it before, you haven’t sparred with him or fought him, it’s definitely going to give you hell. It’s done that to all his opponents.”