- 2 years ago
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He's not ready to hang up his fingerless gloves just yet, but Roy Nelson foresees a fighting future that's not in the octagon - or even MMA for that matter.
"I don't know why I couldn't do it," Nelson told MMAjunkie.com of a possible pro-wrestling career when his UFC days are done. "What's wrong with being a two-sport athlete?
"You've got Deion Sanders, you've got Bo Jackson, and you've got Michael Jordan, (though) he wasn't a very good baseball player. There's nothing wrong with cross read news >>
UFC broadcaster Jon Anik looks back at Mark Hunt's win over Roy Nelson and ahead to UFC 178. read news >>
No, not even Fedor Emelianenko. For all intents and purposes, Fedor Emelianenko is widely-considered to be the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) heavyweight fighter of all time. Just ask this UFC champion. The former PRIDE FC heavyweight titleholder ran roughshod over the competition during his reign as division champion from 2003 -2006. In the midst of his dominating run, Fedor was riding a 27-fight win streak, before hitting a rough patch and dropping three straight under the Strikeforce banne read news >>
- 7 months ago
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- 9 months ago
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Sometimes, MMA is not rocket science. One of those times came during the main event of UFC Fight Night 39, which went down Friday from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. And it didn't even take a full round. Two 37-year-old heavyweights did battle in that main event, and you might say Roy Nelson got the better of the encounter. And how. "Big Country" Nelson knocked out fading legend Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira at 3:37 of the opening stanza using his trademark overhand right. It was read news >>
UFC 161 fighter Roy Nelson and World Series of Fighting's Josh Burkman join Tuesday's MMA's Great Debate Radio show, and there should be plenty of debate surrounding UFC on Fuel 10 and Bellator's new night for programming. read news >>
UFC heavyweight contender Roy Nelson has never been the poster boy for a fitness physique, and he believes there a reason he doesn’t look like most UFC fighters. read news >>
NEW YORK – Know that classic MMA fighter adage of "Whoever the UFC puts in front of me"? Yeah, well not Roy Nelson. Not Roy Nelson at all. "I say, 'Whoever has the gold!" Nelson told MMAjunkie.com. read news >>
Ultimate Fighter coach Roy Nelson and UFC 149's Court McGee highlight Wednesday's edition of MMAWeekly Radio along with the best debate in the sport.
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- 4 years ago
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Roy Nelson (15-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) won't be tussling with Cheick Kongo after all.
Kongo (15-6-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has withdrawn from a rumored meeting with Nelson at UFC 116 due to a back injury, according to multiple reports. In his place, the UFC has slotted a surprising replacement: Junior Dos Santos (11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC). read news >>
- 4 years ago
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"The Ultimate Fighter 10" winner Roy Nelson (15-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is working his way into the mix.
The round-bellied heavyweight on Saturday posted a message on his official Twitter account that he expects to face burgeoning takedown artist Cheick Kongo (15-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in his next octagon appearance. Though not yet confirmed by the UFC, a Fighters Only report this past week has pegged the match-up to take place at UFC 116. read news >>
Felice Herrig has been a pro MMA fighter since Paige VanZant was 14 years old. Herrig has 15 career fights and also had a decorated kickboxing career. Does she represent too much, too soon for VanZant? The 20-year-old doesn't believe so. In fact, VanZant always had a feeling she and Herrig would compete against each other sooner or later. "I always had on the back of my mind that me and Felice would fight, because we're the hot girls in the sport," VanZant said with a laugh on Monday's The MMA H read news >>
This one might be fun to watch, even if we pretty much already know how it ends. Heavyweight sluggers Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson will face off March 14 at UFC 185 in Dallas. The news was first reported Tuesday by The Dallas Morning News. Though the specifics of their respective styles vary, in general, both are very inclined to look for a knockout. Overeem (38-14-1) had a successful kickboxing career before moving to MMA full-time in 2010. The heavily muscled Overeem has very strong muay th read news >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight stars will be big and bright deep in the heart of Texas when Alistair Overeem collides with Roy Nelson inside American Airlines Center in Dallas on March 14, 2015. The Dallas Morning News brought word of the UFC 185 pay-per-view (PPV) main card match earlier this evening. Overeem is fresh off a first round knockout of Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13 last month. Prior to the win, "Demolition Man" had dropped three of four matches and appeared to read news >>