UFC president Dana White says that Roy Nelson is one of the toughest fighters he’s ever seen. In fact, he felt Nelson was close to finishing Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143.
“He rocked Werdum there once. If he was in good enough shape to keep that kind of pace, he would win more fights.”
White, however, questions Nelson’s size and conditioning, wondering just how good Nelson could be if he “really, really trained and got into it.”