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- Dec 31, 2014
UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson detailed what caused him to withdraw from next month’s UFC Fight Night main event in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Gunnar Nelson was scheduled to fight Dong Hyun Kim in the main event of UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, Nelson withdrew from the November 19th card due to an injury, and the new main event is a rematch between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall.
The Icelandic welterweight contender recently released a statement on Instagram explaining what happened, and according to the BJJ standout, the injury occurred during a UFC open workout.
“I was so much looking forward to fighting again in Ireland and now its not happening because of a stupid ankle twist that ironically happened in a UFC open workout!! It happened at 1:08…
‘Stupid ankle twist’ forced Gunnar Nelson out of UFC Belfast