After connecting with a huge right hand that buckled Alan Jouban during their Welterweight match up last night (Sat. March 18, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 107 in London, England, Gunnar Nelson opted to go for his nasty submission moves to put an end to the fight with a guillotine (see it) instead of proceeding to ground and-pound his opponent.
According to “Gunni,” it was the more “tactical” move available. Plus, he didn’t want to keep punching Jouban’s “pretty” face and ruin his modeling career.
“It was just the most obvious opening for me,” Nelson stated during the post-fight press conference (via MMAjunkie).“I thought the way it went was the most clinical, really. Instead of running into him and throwing a bunch of shots to get the knockout, he was out.
“There was no need to give him a few more punches to the face,” he continued. “He’s a pretty guy, as well. He’s a model. There was no need.”
What a thoughtful — and suddenly funny -- guy.
Indeed, the win gave Gunnar his second straight, thought it was only the second time he’s been in the Octagon in the last nine months. That said, Nelson vows to fight more this year, and he wants to do it against the top foes in his division.
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