Conor McGregor gives big kudos to UFC 286 main card winner
Irish superstar Conor McGregor has paid tribute to teammate Gunnar Nelson for his performance at UFC 286.
An MMA fan uploaded a photo of Conor McGregor and Nelson to Twitter. McGregor responded to the post by congratulating “Gunny” and praising him for being one of the best fighters he’s had the privilege of knowing.
“Congratulations Gunnar Nelson! One of the greatest fighters I have ever known personally. What a fighter the Icelanders are!”
After a year-long hiatus, Gunnar Nelson returned to action at UFC 286, taking on Bryan Barberina in a welterweight scrap. ‘Gunni’ made light work of his opponent and finished him off with an armbar in the first round of the fight. With the win, Nelson extended his winning streak to 2-0.
Gunnar Nelson The 34-year-old made his promoted debut in September 2012. Nelson has appeared in 15 UFC fights, winning 10 of them.
During his stint in the UFC, Nelson has shared the octagon with notable fighters such as Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Alan Juvin and Demian Maia.
Conor McGregor is expected to return this year
Conor McGregor Recently, I got a job as a coach for the UFC show “The Ultimate Fighter” against Michael Chandler. The two athletes will face off inside the Octagon later this year.
Many in the MMA community believe McGregor could win UFC gold with a win over Chandler. UFC lightweight fighter Dan Hooker recently got into a fight and talked about it McGregor could win the title.
“It’s the best fight for Conor. It’s the biggest name he’s ever taken away from a title shot. I think the next best fight at a lightweight is probably me for Conor, but it’s way more dangerous than Chandler.” I want to beat me. I’m not in line for a title shot yet. [if] No matter the situation, knockout, decision or submission, he beat Chandler and then got a title shot and that’s really what Conor is after. ”
Check out Dan Hooker’s comment below.