Jouban submitted in UFC Fight Night co-main eventPor Kemen Subia Mar 21, 2017
Just 45-seconds into the second-round Conor McGregor's sparring partner Nelson rocked Jouban with a straight right.
The mouth watering prospect of a match up with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, who as recently as UFC 209 was very narrowly defeated in a fight for the belt, has also been thrown about by Coach Kavanagh in a tweet promoting that potential match up this summer.
Nelson is considered one of the most unsafe welterweights in the division, but said there was no need to go for the destructive route against Jouban.
Nelson (16-2-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) stunned Lafayette native Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) before setting up a fight-ending guillotine choke in the opening minute of the second round. He was out, there was no need to give him a few more punches to the face.
During the event's post-fight press conference, Nelson explained why he went for a submission over a knockout or TKO.
Gunnar Nelson has forged a reputation over the years for being a no nonsense, pretty reserved guy, but the welterweight tossed out a zinger this past weekend, following his win at UFC Fight Night 107.
With this win, Nelson reminded the world why he's considered one of the best welterweights on earth, and reaffirmed that he is indeed deserving of a spot in the division's top-10. "That time spent in the octagon, there's a lot of things that I can learn from there".
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