Gunnar Nelson has confronted all types of foes within the UFC however none of them have been 6-foot-9 and 340 kilos of muscle.
Only in the near past the UFC welterweight did simply that when he bought right into a grappling match with former World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson, who many individuals acknowledge as “The Mountain” Gregor Clegane from the favored HBO collection “Sport of Thrones.”
Bjornsson, who stepped away from strongman competitions so as to pursue a boxing profession, has truly dropped weight in latest months however he nonetheless dwarfed Nelson in general measurement.
“I’ve been wanting for a very long time, as a result of quite a lot of my associates have been saying, I’ve no probability in opposition to you on the ground,” Bjornsson stated to Nelson on a video posted to his YouTube channel. “I’m simply . To see if the approach and the expertise goes to beat the energy. Not solely the energy but additionally the physique weight.”
The pair of Icelandic athletes then engaged in a pair of grappling classes that went till any person tapped out.
Whereas Nelson definitely maintained a technical benefit, Bjornsson greater than held his personal for almost all of the time through the use of sheer measurement and energy to interrupt freed from many potential submissions.
Regardless of Bjornsson having no prior expertise in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Nelson was impressed with the best way he was capable of manipulate his physique weight to stop himself from being put into unhealthy positions or getting out of submissions when he bought himself into bother.
“That’s silly weight,” Nelson stated about Bjornsson’s measurement. “When he requested me if his energy was stunning, I used to be like no however his conditioning was. He was capable of maintain going and never simply conditioning however he was sensible together with his fights. He used his weight properly. He’s not simply heavy and powerful however he’s athletic together with his weight.”
Take a look at the complete video with the grappling classes as Nelson makes an attempt to topple “The Mountain” on the mat.