Part 2 of Roy Nelson’s epic thoughts on just about everything!
On whether he thought he might replace Alistair Overeem when Overeem was pulled from the fight with Junior Dos Santos:
“That never crossed my mind. It’s the UFC sometimes you never know what they’re thinking over there”.
Cain Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Silva:
“I didn’t think that was very interesting at all. That was my fight. I’m the one who got hosed on that deal. I got three other opponents after that. I already knew who I was fighting. I don’t know why my stuff changed. We just went down the line and people got hurt or whatever”.
On fighting Mark Hunt
“If that’s what the fans want to see. If they want to see me beat up Frank or Brock. There’s that little black guy who has no name yet like De-fries or whatever. We can go with a whole bunch. I’m on UFC.com and I can go down the whole list of guys here”. (And he names every fighter on the roster including himself as a potential fight)
Brock Lesnar’s performance in the Overeem fight:
“I don’t think that was Diver – tick – a – tic -ulitis or whatever it’s called. I think that was just getting hit by Overeem”.
On nursing any personal injuries:
“I’m good right now. I’m injury free”.
On the heavyweight scene in general:
“I want to be like all of the other top 10 guys and just fight everyone twice. Three times maybe. Because like Cain Velasquez he has a total of 11 fights and he’s already starting his roll of trilogies of fighting people. That’s why I say I want to fight everyone because after I fight you once I know how to beat you. I want to fight everybody. Like we’ll use Frank Mir. He’s fought 22 times with 16 wins and 6 losses. I’m on the UFC’s site again. Damn the UFC’s website is slow. I guess it got hacked again. Frank’s fought a total of 22 times. He’s fought four guys at least 2 to 3 times”.
On Junior Dos Santos:
“Junior has actually fought everyone to get where he is. You have to respect him for that. Now they’re going to keep him at the top and he’ll be fighting the same guys again.”
Brock getting a title shot so soon:
“I would definitely knock him on that. He’s definitely not my friend. It’s one of those things that an apple’s an apple and an orange is an orange. If you can go 1-1 in the UFC, and get a title shot… Damn, sign me up. And just fight Heath Herring to get the title shot. Nothing against Heath, but Pee Wee is a better fighter than Heath”.
On his current P.R. strategy and management:
“I have to get my P.R. the hard way. I gotta do it my damn self. My management is my wife, Royce Gracie’s manager Mike, and a couple of other agencies. Basically my wife is the manager of the manager of the managers”.
Part 1 of our conversation with Roy can be read by clicking this link:Tags: featured, MMA NEWS, ufc news