Undefeated welterweight Gunnar Nelson was in a car crash this weekend that sent him into an Icelandic river.
MMAViking.com founder Ryan O'Leary has the story.
“The pickup he was in (they were 4 in the car and Gunnar was in the passenger front seat) went off the icy road and rolled down the hill 3-4 times,” said Gunnar's father and manager Halli Nelson.
“Gunnar is fine but he had to have some stitches in his arm. It (truck) ended up on its wheels in Þjórsá, this is Iceland’s longest river. It’s a glacier river with very hard current. If the car had gone one meter further into the river it would have hit deep water and the current would have taken it.”
“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 even though Gunnar had to have around 10-11 stitches in his arm, he’s fine and will be ready to start training again in a short while.”
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Image posted by passenger Þráinn Kolbeinsson
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