Recently John Kavanagh proposed that Stephen Thompson square off with fellow, Karate practitioner, Gunnar Nelson next, and the latter’s on board.
Kavanagh, who is one of Nelson’s coaches, made the proposal not long after “Gunni” submitted Alan Jouban at UFC FN 107. Well, since then, Nelson was asked to weigh-in on Kavanagh’s idea, while talking to Luke Thomas.
Here is what the Icelandic fighter had to say (quote via The MacLife.com):
“It’s an exciting fight, I guess it’s a fight people would wanna see, two karate guys going at it,” Nelson said. “We have karate, both of us, but we have very different styles. That’s my opinion anyway, from looking at him fighting and knowing my style. It is very different.
“I’d be very interested in that match, you know.”
Well, it remains to be seen if this fight happens, but chances are there’s a lot of people who would tune in for it.