At 13 years old, Gunnar Nelson started training in Goju-Ryu karate. Two years later, he won the Icelandic Juvenile Kumite Championship title. That explains his Lyoto Machida-like stance inside the Octagon.
At 17 years old, the Icelandic fighter stopped his karate training to focus all of his attention on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Three years later, Nelson earned his black belt from Renzo Gracie.
That explains his nine submission victories, three of which came against UFC-level talent.
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War Machine, aka Jon Koppenhaver, won't fight his extradition back to Las Vegas. In a California court on Tuesday, his attorney said he is a good guy that has been painted as a monster. read news >>
Can Fabricio Werdum shock the world once again and dethrone Cain Velasquez at UFC 180? Junior dos Santos thinks so.
A former UFC heavyweight champion and the only man to knock both Werdum and Velasquez out inside the Octagon, "Cigano" wasn’t a believer in "Vai Cavalo", but his last performance against Travis Browne changed his mind.
"Werdum’s last performance was impressive," dos Santos told MMAFighting.com. "I’ve never seen him fight so well like he did against Browne. He got a big win and earn read news >>
It's good to have friends in high places. When it comes to mixed martial arts, the city of Bangor, Maine, has one of the highest friends it's possible to have.
That's the only reason why UFC Fight Night 47 went down from this staid New England town, population 33,000. For comparison, the UFC's previous event, Fight Night 46, happened in San Jose, California, which has 945,000 residents. And this isn't just conjecture; Dana White has admitted as much. See, the UFC prez keeps a summer home in the read news >>
The race to become a future title contender in the UFC light heavyweight division is still taking shape and the main event of Fight Night 47 put the spotlight on two fighters who were looking to take a big step toward the top of the division.
Both Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux had put together solid winning streaks going into their showdown on Saturday night, and there was plenty on the line when they collided in Bangor, Maine.
The Ultimate Fighter season eight winner had found success in th read news >>
BANGOR, Maine – It didn’t look good for Tim Boetsch in the early going. Then again, it often doesn’t, but that’s not always a deal-breaker for “The Barbarian.” Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Cage Warriors is awarding $2000 'bounty' bonuses for fighters who can execute any of 10 specific kinds of finishes they listed. Is having a bonus system for specific finishes a good idea? Follow this live roundtable as the BE staff give their answers in real time
Cage Warriors have announced a new 'bounty' bonus structure where they award fighters who can perform any of the 10 listed finishes on their cards. Starting with their next event, the European promotion will give $2000 to any of their f read news >>
If the best offense is a good defense, Daniel Cormier will apparently be ready for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones when their recently rescheduled title fight finally takes place.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Too good to be true.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has suffered a leg injury and has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming title defense against Daniel Cormier, scheduled for the UFC 178 main event on Sept. 27, 2014.
"Jones vs. Cormier" now takes place at UFC 182 in Jan. 3, 2015.
From UFC.com: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones sustained a leg injury in training, putting plans for the much-anticipated UFC 178 title bout between "Bones" and No read news >>
If anyone knows just how good Chris Weidman is, it's Lyoto Machida.
The former light heavyweight champion went toe-to-toe with the current middleweight champion for 25 minutes and came up on the losing end. Weidman, whose pedigree is that of a wrestler, got the better of Machida in all aspects of the striking game. Machida was apparently so impressed with Weidman's offensive, he thinks the champ can stand and trade with one of the scariest strikers on the planet in Vitor Belfort. When asked if W read news >>
Two of WWE's leading officials, Paul "HHH" Levesque and wife Stephanie McMahon, promoted their product as superior to legitimate fighting sports claiming they guarantee you good matches and a good show, and have superior replay value.
Two of World Wrestling Entertainment's major executives and part of the company's ruling family, Paul "HHH" Levesque and wife Stephanie McMahon, spoke this past week about the Ultimate Fighting Championship at a fireside chat during the Needham Interconnect Confere read news >>