A new spoof video has gone viral in the world of MMA, with an Icelandic fan of the sport dubbing the voice of David Attenborough over footage of Gunnar Nelson’s most recent win over Omari Akhmedov.
Nelson is a big star over in the Scandavanian countries, and he proved worthy of the stardom with his dominant performance on Saturday over a tough Russian welterweight in Akhmedov. Nelson improved to 3-0 and remains unbeaten as a professional, proving why he is one of the biggest fighters to watch in 2014.
The clip takes a voice clip from one of Attenborough’s documentaries where he is describing the action of a snake catching a mice, and cleverly fits it with the footage of Nelson’s impressive victory. In many ways, Nelson did act like a predator stalking his prey, and did so early into the fight in decisive fashion.
Nelson is a black belt in both Gōjū-ryū and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making him dangerous both on the feet and on the mat. He proved just how dangerous he was by dropping his opponent, then finishing him with a tight guillotine choke in the first round.
So, where does ‘Gunni’ go from here? In an article I posted yesterday, I suggested that Stephen Thompson could be a good option to see where the Icelandic star stands in the welterweight division. With Thompson also coming off a very impressive and eye-opening performance of his own, the pair are in good stead for a run at the 170lbs title in 2014.
Another option floating around the MMA forums seems to be Demian Maia, though the fact the gifted submission artist is coming off two losses, this doesn’t make a ton of sense from a rankings perspective.
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Check out the video below, courtesy of Atli Fannar Bjarkason: