- 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 >>
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 >>
- 3 months ago
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- 5 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
- 1051 views
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 >>
After an action-packed UFC Fight Night 52 event over the weekend (Sat., Sept. 20, 2014) in Saitama, Japan, plenty of fighters are still feeling the buzz; however, Roy Nelson is likely suffering from the worst post-fight hangover after getting knocked out for the first time in his UFC career. Another action-packed weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone as UFC Fight Night 52 blew the roof off the Saitama Super Arena this past weekend (Sat., July 20, 2014) in Saitama, Japan. Plenty of fighters wer read news >>