Archive: Roy Nelson

Sep 12, 2013 8:35 am

Travis Browne vs. Stipe Miocic in the works for December UFC event

A heavyweight bout between Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is being targeted for a December UFC event, as announced on last night’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” Travis “Hapa” Browne will be looking for his third consecutive victory when he takes on Miocic this winter. “Hapa” was last...


Sep 8, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer set for Bellator 101

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month, as it was announced Saturday that Kongo will face fellow promotional newcomer Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland. Kongo was last seen in action at UFC 159 in New Jersey, where the Frenchman suffered a first-round KO loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Prior...

Sep 3, 2013 11:56 am

Daniel Cormier Looks to Tame Roy Nelson’s Beard for UFC 166

Before heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, faces Roy Nelson at UFC 166, the former Olympic wrestler will be looking to make some changes about his opponent’s appearance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The MMA world was thrilled to hear the announcement that Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier would be fighting one another at UFC 166.  The...

Aug 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator, Will Compete In Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament

Bellator has been trying their hardest to gather momentum in the mixed martial arts world. After announcing their plans to embark in the pay per view market, it was confirmed that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson would headline the promotion’s first PPV card. Bellator officials dropped another major announcement today as they revealed Cheick Kongo...

Aug 13, 2013 10:55 am

Phil Davis Has No Interest In Machida Rematch

“I have 12 wins; 11 wins- all those guys want rematches.  [Lyoto Machida is] not the first person who wants a rematch,” Phil Davis, pictured, explained of his recent opponent, Lyoto Machida, to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour Monday.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was the most controversial decision of late, when UFC...

Aug 8, 2013 10:12 am

Cormier Believes ‘Big Country’ His Most Dangerous Opponent Yet

“Roy Nelson is the most dangerous guy I’ve ever fought my entire career. He can knock me out with one punch. I’m fully aware of that. They (Silva, Mir and Barnett) don’t have that one-punch knockout power. Those guys weren’t going to just knock me out. Barnett and Mir could have caught me with a...

Aug 7, 2013 10:00 am

Junior dos Santos Declares Fight with Cormier Once He Defeats Velasquez

Junior dos Santos would be making a potentially grave mistake in looking past his next challenge in UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. With all the talk of top prospect and Velasquez teammate, Daniel Cormier, possibly changing weight classes to face light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, dos Santos felt the need to state that Cormier would serve...

Jul 24, 2013 9:23 am

Roy “Big Country” Nelson Signs New Nine Fight Contract with the UFC

Detractors of one of MMA’s most recognizable fighters, both for his prominence inside the cage and unique look outside of it, will seemingly have a lot more to complain about in the immediate- and distant- future. Roy “Big Country” Nelson has just signed a reported nine-fight deal with the UFC, as told to MMA Junkie...

Jul 23, 2013 10:02 am

Cormier Excited About Roy Nelson Booking

“I’m pretty excited about it. It’s the fight that we’ve wanted for a little bit And Roy’s wanted. I think it’s going to be a great fight. He’s a guy that brings the fight every time. He’s an exciting fighter. I’m happy to be in there with him. I’ve said multiple times that I don’t...

Jul 22, 2013 7:12 pm

Nelson, Cormier Set For UFC 166 Co-Main Event

Fan favorite Roy Nelson has re-signed with the UFC and has also inked a blockbuster fight. The Houston Chronicle first reported, and then it was later confirmed by the UFC, that Nelson will face fellow top-10 heavyweight Daniel Cormier in the co-main event of UFC 166. Cormier is 12-0 and pushed hard for the fight...

Jul 22, 2013 11:21 am

Quick Twitt | Roy Nelson Goes At It On Twitter With Popular MMA Sponsor For Non Payment

Popular MMA fighter, Roy Nelson, took to twitter recently to call out popular MMA Apparel brand, Cage Fighter, and CF President, Mike DiSabato didn’t take it lying down. Because of his outgoing response to ‘Big Country’ DiSabato is finding himself on the bad end of this argument for taking it too far. Check it out and...

Jul 19, 2013 9:54 am

Quick Twitt | Cormier & Nelson Draft Up Their Own Contract For UFC 166 Fight

Taking things into their owns hands, Both Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier have drafted and executed a bout agreement for UFC 166. Check it out: @dc_mma What are you waiting for uncle @danawhite permisssion because I am ready!! #FB — Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) July 18, 2013 Here you go @roynelsonmma , u get the idea....

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 2:10 pm

Dana White Unsure Why Anderson Silva “Loves to f**k with the media”

    UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has once again been called out, only this time it isn’t for a fight. Vocal UFC President Dana White said during a conference call earlier this week for UFC 162- where Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) will defend his championship against challenger Chris Weidman- that he...

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 3:35 pm

UFC 161 Main-Card Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” takes place tomorrow (June 15th, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. All fighters made their contracted weights on their first attempts and will be set to scrap inside the octagon tomorrow night in Canada for the UFC 161 event. The main-event of the evening is...

Jun 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Today’s UFC 161 Weigh-In Results from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The official weigh in event for UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” took place today (Friday, June 14th, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. All fighters made their contracted weights on their first attempts and will be set to scrap inside the octagon tomorrow night in Canada for UFC 161....

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 12, 2013 12:17 pm

One Last UFC Hoorah for “Big Country” this Weekend?

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This weekend “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be making his final UFC appearance as he steps into the octagon with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will mark the final fight on Nelson’s current UFC contract and there is no telling what...

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...