Gunnar Nelson, the iconic Icelandic Submission machine has been tearing his way through the UFC’s Welterweight division. Gunnar Nelson is 5ft11 and fights out of SBG Ireland with Conor Mcgregor and Cathal Pendred. Gunnar is 13-0-1 with the draw coming from his first ever pro MMA fight. In those 13 wins he has 9 by submission 3 by knockout and 1 by decision, giving you a view into why this stoic Icelandic warrior is such a fan favourite. Currently 4-0 in the UFC, 3 of those via submission people are certainly expecting big things from the undefeated grappler. Always known for his emotion during fights, MMA UK thought we would have some fun and have a closer look into ‘Gunni’ and his emotional career.

As a Young Martial Artist
Bursting with emotion as a Young Martial Artist

 

Happy at home on the grappling mats
Gunni, happy at home on the grappling mats

 

Gunnar was ecstatic meeting MMA legend BJ Penn
Gunnar was ecstatic meeting MMA legend BJ Penn

 

Gunnar at the weigh ins
Gunnar at the weigh ins, hyped up ready for war

 

Gunnar title photoshoot
Gunnar title ecstatic at his Bamma photoshoot

 

Gunnar and Mcgregor
Gunnar and Mcgregor

 

Another excited Gunnar
Another excited Gunnar

 

Very happy to be interviewed by Ariel Helwani
Very happy to be interviewed by Ariel Helwani

 

Another emotional Gunni in his Gi
Another emotional Gunni in his Gi

 

Gunnar was very happy to be on the cover of Jiu Jitsu magazine
Gunnar was very happy to be on the cover of Jiu Jitsu magazine

 

Finding it hard to control emotions at the UFC weigh ins
Finding it hard to control emotions at the UFC weigh ins

 

pre fight interviews, excited Gunnar
pre fight interviews, excited Gunnar

 

Ready for war, Gunnar shows his angry face
Ready for war, Gunnar shows his angry face

 

Gunni likes to get intense in the staredowns
Gunni likes to get intense in the staredowns

 

really intense....
really intense….

 

Hard to control those emotions in the cage, eh Gunnar?
Hard to control those emotions in the cage, eh Gunnar?

We’re only having a bit of fun with the very stoic Gunnar, here at MMA UK we are MASSIVE fans of this stonefaced killer in the cage.

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See he can smile!

Who do you want to see Gunnar Nelson fight next? Leave your answer in the comments