Conor McGregor bestows huge accolades on UFC 286 main card winner

Irish superstar Conor McGregor showered compliments on his teammate Gunnar Nelson for the latter’s functionality at UFC 286.

An MMA lover uploaded a picture of Conor McGregor with Nelson on Twitter. McGregor responded to the post by congratulating ‘Gunni’ and hailing him as one of the greatest fighters that he experienced the privilege of recognizing.

“Congrats Gunnar Nelson! A single of the finest fighters I have ever known personally. What a fighter is the Icelander!”

Soon after becoming out of action for a 12 months, Gunnar Nelson returned to motion at UFC 286 and took on Bryan Barberena in a welterweight scrap. ‘Gunni’ created light do the job of his opponent and completed him with an armbar in the opening round of the struggle. With the victory, Nelson extended his winning streak to 2-.

Gunnar Nelson has been a portion of the UFC for quite some time .The 34-yr-outdated created his advertising debut back again in September 2012. Nelson has competed in 15 UFC fights and has been victorious in 10 of all those encounters.

In the course of his stint in the UFC, Nelson has shared the octagon with several notable fighters like Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Alan Jouban and Demian Maia.

Conor McGregor is predicted to be again in motion this 12 months

Conor McGregor lately took up the coaching job for the UFC clearly show ‘The Top Fighter’ against Michael Chandler. The two athletes will meet up afterwards this calendar year for a showdown inside the octagon.

Several in the MMA group think that a possible acquire more than Chandler may well make McGregor a shot at UFC gold. UFC light-weight Dan Hooker not too long ago weighed in on the matchup and spoke about the chance of McGregor receiving a title shot.

“That’s the best battle for Conor. Which is the major identify that puts him a person combat off a title shot. I truly feel like the upcoming most effective combat in light-weight is likely me for Conor, but it is much extra harmful than Chandler. I experience like beating me nonetheless doesn’t set you in line for a title shot. I come to feel like [if] he beats Chandler, no matter of the circumstance, knockout, conclusion, submission, he gets a title shot off of that and that’s actually what Conor’s following.”

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