Roy Nelson at UFC 146While the 16th season of The Ultimate Fighter is still airing on FX with coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin, their fight has already been changed due to an injury.

Shane Carwin was forced out of his bout against Nelson due to a knee injury, and while it isn’t the first time an Ultimate Fighter coaches fight didn’t end up taking place, it’s always disappointing on some level after months of build up, the reality show airing, and then the fight never happens.

Carwin first injured his knee earlier in the training camp getting ready for Nelson, but pushed through and continued to prepare for their Dec. 15 showdown. Eventually, however, the knee completely gave out and Carwin was forced to withdraw.

“I was thinking, again? This is the second time, not the first time; it’s the second time,” Nelson said about Carwin’s exit from the fight when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio.

The two coaches have gone back and forth on the reality show and on Twitter in the past, which fueled their grudge match headed for the Ultimate Fighter finale, but now it won’t happen in December and there’s no lock it will ever happen in the future either.

“The only time anybody ever talked about Shane was ‘Shane wanted to beat me up so bad.’ Apparently not bad enough,” said Nelson.

As far as revisiting the rivalry at a later point, Nelson will leave that up to the UFC. If they choose to put the two fighters back together in a bout, he’ll worry about Shane Carwin, but for now he’s moved on to his new opponent Matt Mitrione.

Nelson isn’t disappointed he doesn’t get to settle things with Carwin because as soon as he heard the fight changed, his fellow Ultimate Fighter coach was the furthest thing from his mind.

“When someone brought it up, this isn’t the first time it’s like after I’m done fighting Shane, it’s the last time I’ll think of Shane. So I don’t really think of Shane now; the only time is when people bring it up,” said Nelson.

“I moved on to Matt Mitrione.”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest on The Ultimate Fighter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC 185 heavyweight Roy Nelson not impressed with UFC drug testing reform

  • 13 days ago
  • 32 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was hit hard with multiple failed drug tests to kick off 2015, as high-profile fighters such as Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Hector Lombard, and Nick Diaz were popp read news >>

Alistair Overeem brought in ‘black Roy Nelson’ as sparring partner for UFC 185

  • 14 days ago
  • 557 views

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem discusses his preparation for Roy Nelson, as well as the sparring partner he brought in to emulate Nelson’s style. read news >>

UFC 185: Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 14 days ago
  • 13 views

Before the lights dim low and Anthony Pettis defends his lightweight title at UFC 185, two heavyweights will take to the Octagon in vicious manner. As members of the division's Top 10 club, No. 8 Roy read news >>

Roy Nelson hopes Alistair Overeem doesn't become a 'point and run' Greg Jackson fighter

  • 14 days ago
  • 58 views

Ahead of his UFC 185 showdown with Alistair Overeem on Saturday night, heavyweight Roy Nelson had some interesting things to say about his opponent and his thoughts on the style of Greg Jackson's fig read news >>

Roy Nelson on UFC's new drug policy: 'Is it really going to make a difference?'

  • 15 days ago
  • 19 views

DALLAS -- Roy Nelson could be accused of a lot of things, but being a drug cheat isn't one of them. Three years before increased testing was the topic du jour in mixed martial arts, Nelson was leadin read news >>

Roy Nelson says he has received an offer to act in a Ben Affleck movie

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

DALLAS -- Roy Nelson talks about his UFC 185 fight against Alistair Overeem, his budding movie career, being a teacher, training with ATT, why this fight doesn't make a lot of sense to him, being clo read news >>

UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos - Idiot's Guide Preview to Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem

  • 15 days ago
  • 20 views

David Castillo on the three things you need to know about the lone but fascinating heavyweight fight on the main card in Dallas, TX for UFC 185. Before Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos take center read news >>

UFC 185: 'Improved' Alistair Overeem hoping to knockout Roy Nelson, 'but it takes two to tango'

  • 16 days ago
  • 51 views

Personally, I don't think he'll have much trouble getting "Big Country" to engage in a stand-up war. Roy Nelson suffered the first knockout (KO) loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career after his read news >>

UFC 185 fight card: Roy Nelson vs Alistair Overeem fight preview

  • 17 days ago
  • 219 views

Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem will hunt for the knockout this Saturday (March 14, 2015) at UFC 185 inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Between two heavy hitters, what adjustments read news >>