Archive: Roy Nelson

Jul 15, 2013 9:27 am

Cormier vs. ‘Big Country’ Being Considered For UFC 166

In what is being reported as his last fight in the heavyweight division, Daniel Cormier is likely to face one of his many rivals in Roy Nelson at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III. UFC 166 is set to take place on October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cormier has mentioned...

Jun 26, 2013 7:19 am

Rampage: I’d love to f— up Roy Nelson

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) has recently expressed interest in moving up to heavyweight and a bout with Roy “Big Country” Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is defintely one he would be up for. In an interview with Mmamania.com, Rampage was asked if there was anything specific he wanted to focus on before making his...

Jun 21, 2013 9:52 am

Doctor Explains Why Roy Nelson Doesn’t Get Knocked Out By Big Punches

‘Big Country’ has made the record books by absorbing the most strikes in the UFC as a heavyweight fighter. More impressive is the fact that he has done so without getting knocked out. Fightland’s medical columnist breaks down how he likely gets away with this amazing feat: “Nelson might have extremely strong neck muscles. Strong...

Jun 14, 2013 7:14 am

Roy Nelson Uses Racial Slur While Discussing Daniel Cormier

Roy Nelson has long been popular for both his consistently entertaining fights and humorous interviews with members of the media. This time, however he may have crossed a line. In talking about his rivalry with fellow UFC heavyweight, Daniel Cormier, Nelson used some unwarranted language. In discussing Daniel Cormier’s decision in turning down a fight...

Jun 11, 2013 6:48 am

Roy Nelson Thinks He ‘Saved’ UFC 161 After String of Injuries

  When injury struck UFC 161, we first lost an interim title bout that headlined the card. Then, our new co-main event event that featured Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced off the card, leaving a shell of what was once a highly-anticipated card. With the injury bug wreaking havoc on the main...

May 31, 2013 7:44 am

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov booked for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Another heavyweight tilt has been added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee, as it was announced that undefeated UFC newcomer Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the Bradley Center on August 31. The undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight, Krylov, has won all 14 of his fights by...

May 22, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Adds Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic To Improve UFC 161 After Main Event Cancelation

After the original UFC 161 main event featuring interim champion Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland was canceled due to an injury suffered by Barao, the UFC officially announced Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans as the new main event. The organization didn’t stop there, however, as they decided to beef up the card with the addition...

May 13, 2013 12:30 pm

VIDEO | Roy Nelson: Personal Investment In Himself Reason For Recent Success

Roy Nelson is on a tear through the UFC Heavyweight Division. We sat down with him on Inside MMA to discuss what has changed and made him an unstoppable force “I’ve taken that money that I’ve earned with these bonuses and re-invested in myself. Because all these other times, I didn’t have the money to...

May 3, 2013 8:40 am

Roy Nelson Says He Will Fight Cormier, But Only As A 205 Title Eliminator

“You know, I think in our sport, there’s a couple guys that get to fight everybody like three or four times, and I’m one of those guys, I guess, that get’s to fight everybody once. Like, I’ve been trying to fight Big Nog since after the Junior dos Santos fight, and that was two years...

May 2, 2013 9:37 am

MMA Elite Brand Owner Alden Halpern Announces Resignation As CEO

As first reported by FightParrot.com, MMA Elite Owner Alden Halpern has officially stepped down as acting CEO of the premiere sports apparel brand. Although he has decided to part ways with the MMA industry for personal reasons, he will still retain ownership and majority share of the company. Stepping in to fulfill the role of...

May 1, 2013 3:33 pm

UPDATE: Kongo Leaves UFC On Own Terms, Will Continue Fighting Outside The Octagon

As it turns out, Cheick Kongo has decided to leave the UFC on his own terms. After a seven year, 18 fight stint in the organization, the veteran heavyweight has fulfilled the last fight on his current contract, and will not look to renew. According to a report by MMAFighting, Kongo’s long-time manager Anthony McGann...

May 1, 2013 9:42 am

Roy Nelson Management Not Interested In Cormier Booking

Following last weekend’s UFC 159 event, UFC President, Dana White announced that Roy Nelson will likely get a fight against Mark Hunt or Daniel Cormier. Hunt is set up on a collision course with JDS and Cormier is coming off his UFC debut win over Frank Mir. “Hey @danawhite ur right,” tweeted Cormier, shortly after...

Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Nelson Believes That Even With a Loss He Can Be Granted Title Shot

  UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (18-7) will battle Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) tomorrow night at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Nelson will be looking for his third straight win and if things go his way, his third straight by knockout. Even with a loss, however, Nelson believes that a title shot could still be around...

Jan 30, 2013 10:32 am

Bisping vs. Belcher Official for UFC 159 Co-Main Event | UFC News

  A middleweight clash between two veteran fighters is scheduled for the co-main event of UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen. Michael ‘ The Count’ Bisping (23-5) will take on Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (18-7) in a fight that both fighters are looking to capitalize on as they are both coming off of losses. UFC 159...

Jan 30, 2013 10:09 am

Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson added to UFC 159 | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo (18-7-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC) and Roy Nelson (18-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has been added to the UFC 159 event scheduled for April 27. Kongo last saw action in July of 2012, where he scored a win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 149 in Calgary. With the win,...

Dec 15, 2012 8:56 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Results: Nelson First To Stop Mitrione, Barry & Poirier Victorious

The Ultimate Fighter franchise has a new champion. Team Nelson’s Colton Smith decisively took out Canada’s top prospect Mike Ricci with a grueling three-round decision victory that displayed the Army Combative specialists superior grappling skill. Top featherweight fighter Dustin Poirier returned to the cage and the win column tonight in an impressive first round stoppage...

Dec 11, 2012 11:26 am

Mitrione Denied VADA Testing Only Due To Inconvenience | UFC NEWS

“Roy asked me, I don’t remember what day it was, whatever day it was, it was probably a week and a half something like that ago,” Mitrione said. “I just never, I had a bunch of other things going on. It felt like a little bit of a distraction, I just wasn’t able to. I...

Nov 20, 2012 11:03 am

White Growing Frustrated With Fighters Who Turn Down Fights | UFC NEWS

“(Kongo) turned down the fight whether it was on short notice or whatever. It’s the second fight he’s turned down in a row… It’s a lot more normal with guys who are worried about losing. Guys who are in a position where if they lose, you know what I mean? You’re either fighters or you’re...

Nov 17, 2012 9:25 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 10 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

Episode 10 – “Coming For You” – of The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays reality series aired Friday night on FX and featured two of this season’s four quarterfinal matchups. Despite a close first and second round between Team Carwin’s Neil Magny and Bristol Marunde, Magny claimed the win via unanimous decision. Viewers also watched as Team...

Nov 10, 2012 8:00 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 9 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

Episode nine – “Betrayal” – of The Ultimate Fighter Fridays reality series aired Friday night on FX and saw Team Carwin’s Mike Ricci dominate Team Nelson’s number one pick, Dom Waters in the final preliminary fight of the series via unanimous decision. The teams are now even, with four fighters each moving on to the...

Nov 9, 2012 10:57 am

TUF 16 Coaches Pass Pre-Fight Drug Tests | MMA News

  Nice to finally see good news in the realm of MMA drug test results. TUF coaches Shane Carwin (12-2) and Roy Nelson (17-7) have both passed their pre-fight drug test for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale which is set to take place on December 15th, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Resort in...