- 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 >>
- 6 months ago
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- 8 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 >>
CM Punk is in the UFC whether you like it or not. This is true, and whether you agree or disagree with it, it will draw eyes and money. There's no secret that the WWE is bigger than the UFC. It has been around longer and reaches a wider audience. That's why when a pro wrestler jumps to MMA, it's such a bigger deal in fans' eyes. With Punk's arrival to the UFC, as well as other pro wrestlers trying out MMA such as Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley and Dave Bautista, it got fans thinking if others could read news >>
Cody "The AK Kid" McKenzie (15-6) retired from the sport of mixed martial arts Thursday evening. The former The Ultimate Fighter competitor and UFC lightweight/featherweight was 2-3 in his past five contests, most recently losing to Beslan Isaev via first-round knockout at M-1 Challenge 54. McKenzie cited poor fighter pay and unfavorable working conditions, extending back to his time with the UFC, as the primary impetus behind this decision. In the wake of his retirement, Bleacher Report caught read news >>
Getting old in MMA isn’t easy. Hear from Junior Dos Santos (30), Roy Nelson (38) and Mike Pyle (39) for their varying takes on aging in a young sport.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>