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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 03: Gunnar Nelson of Iceland weighs in during the UFC weigh-in at the Ericsson Globe Arena on October 3, 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)
TRAINING: Roll in the afternoon, train MMA in the evening, some days technique and some sparring.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 14, I started training karate because I always was interested in martial arts and used to watch a lot of martial art films with my father.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt karate, Black belt BJJ
Do you have any heroes? Not really
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot to me. I have been watching the UFC since I was young and always felt I would be there one day.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I dropped out to go travel and train MMA and grappling.
What was your job before you started fighting? I had a few good jobs; one was setting stones and making gardens for people.
Favorite grappling technique: I like chokes very much.