After being forced to spend an extended period on the sidelines, it seems Gunnar Nelson has no intention of waiting around now he’s back in the Octagon and fighting.
Nelson returned from a knee injury last month to face Alex Oliveira at UFC 231, where he won via a rear-naked choke in the second round. Now, he’s already eyeing a return to the cage, pointing to March 16 when the UFC return to London.
But while he’s pretty set on the when and where, he’s — as usual — relaxed as to the who.
“Obviously I’d love to get that rematch with Ponzinibbio,” Nelson said, speaking with MMAViking. “I feel like I deserve that match and I really want it and I think I’ll definitely get it in the near future. If it’s going to be the next fight or the one after that I’m not sure but like I’ve said before any one there [in the top ten rankings] I’ll probably be looking to fight on March 16th in London, that’s the plan now. I just have to get some things confirmed but that’s what I’m looking for and who against?
“You know me, I’m never that picky.”