Gunnar Nelson survives what could have been a fatal car crash - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
xxpillowxxjp's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 1,616
Gunnar Nelson survives what could have been a fatal car crash

UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson escaped a potentially life-threatening car accident over the weekend.

In the end, the 25-year-old Nelson, who recently returned to training following MCL surgery, only needed 10-11 stitches in his arm following the accident in Iceland. However, the damage could have been much worse.

Nelson's father, Harldur Nelson, explained to what happened via e-mail:

"A pickup [car] he was in (they were four in the car and Gunnar was in the passenger front seat) went off the icy road and rolled down a hill three-to-four times. It ended up on its wheels in Ţjórsá, but that is Iceland’s longest river. It’s a very cold glacier river with very hard current. If the car had gone few feet further into the river it would have hit deep waters and the current would have taken it. So they were very lucky. Also, if they had gone of roads few meters before or later it would have been much worse and they would also have gone in the river.

"All of them got away with scratches basically (they were all wearing seat belts, of course), even though Gunnar had to have around 10-11 stitches in his arm. But he’s fine and will be ready to start training again in a short while."

The other three passengers in the car walked away with similar minor injuries. For a picture of their car after the accident, click here.

Nelson's father added that his son is hoping to return to the UFC in the first quarter of 2014. The 11-0-1 Icelandic fighter is currently 2-0 inside the Octagon.

Glad he's ok.

Dominick Cruz | Jose Aldo | Donald Cerrone | Vitor Belfort | Fedor | Daniel Cormier
xxpillowxxjp is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 04:31 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Xanadu
Posts: 5,025
Buckle up!
DonRifle is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 06:22 PM
K R Y's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wales, Boyo!
Posts: 10,771
Phew. Glad they all made it out relatively unscathed.

Sent from Free App

“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
K R Y is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 07:36 PM
Joabbuac's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8,538
Im glad he is ok too, but one thought that has come to me is how much his legend would of grown if it was fatal...
Joabbuac is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome