GUNNAR NELSON SIGNS A NEW CONTRACT WITH UFC

GUNNAR NELSON SIGNS A NEW CONTRACT WITH UFC
Gunnar signs a new UFC contract

Gunnar Nelson has renewed his contract with the UFC. According to Haraldur Dean Nelson, Gunnar's father and manager, the UFC initially requested a new contract with Gunnar, who had one fight left on his old contract. "This is a multi-fight agreement that takes effect immediately. We heard of an interest from other MMA organizations in negotiating with Gunnar, but Gunnar always had his eyes on the UFC," says Haraldur.

Gunnar himself says that he has never seriously considered negotiating with anyone other than the UFC. "The UFC is simply by far the biggest and most powerful MMA organization in the world and the drug tests program they have with the USADA are in my opinion extremely important," says Gunnar. "We knew of some possible interest from some other MMA organizations, but while their drug tests are small or non-existent, others just did not come into play. I have said before that I will never take any illegal drugs and if that is what it takes to be in the sport then I will rather stop competing. I'm perfectly happy just being a father and a coach if that's the case. In recent years, I have found that teaching at our gym Mjlnir always gives me more and more pleasure and for sure my future is in coaching when the competition career ends. However, that is not on the agenda right away and now that a new contract with the UFC is in place, I am very satisfied," says Gunnar who last competed at the end of September 2019, but it should be mentioned that his last two opponents are number 2 and 3 in the UFC welterweight rankings. "I recently stepped up from Covid and am kind of starting training again. Now it's just getting into a proper form and hopefully we can announce something exciting in the next few days or weeks," Gunnar concludes.


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