The smallest welterweight in the UFC looks like he is bulking up. Questions started being asked following’s recent interview with Gunnar Nelson (13-1-1) and father/manager Halli Nelson last week, where the Nelson’s talked about their goal to bring the Octagon to Iceland in 2016. The most popular athlete in Iceland was seen to have a bigger frame. “Defo” answered coach John Kavanagh on Twitter in response to a fans question about the Mjolnir / SBGi fighter’s appearance.

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Nelson at Weigh-ins for Headliner in Stockholm

While Nelson’s walk around weight isn’t too far from the 170 lbs weight limit, making him a small lightweight in today’s huge weight-cutting standard, it looks like that may be changing following his split decision loss last October to Rick Story.

Nelson’s recent video postings on Sqore highlight’s Nelson’s new physique. Should be interesting to see the impact that a heavier Nelson has the cage this July 11th as he takes on another big welterweight in John Hathaway (17-2).

Check out Gunni hitting the speed bag, doing gymnastics, and kettle bell / baby workout posted recently by the fighter.

Gunnar Nelson Videos