Archive: Roy Nelson

Oct 17, 2013 9:58 am

Roy Nelson Doesn’t Want Cormier To Hug His Way to Victory This Weekend

“There’s a couple different ways (to win). I think the biggest thing is don’t let him hug me. Don’t let him push me up against the cage and just do a boring, ugly fight and piss the fans off. I think that’s the biggest thing you don’t want to do is piss the fans off...

Oct 17, 2013 9:24 am

Roy Nelson gets to keep beard for UFC 166

Big Country will remain woolly. In the weeks leading up to his UFC 166 co-main event clash with Roy Nelson, Daniel Cormier filed an official complaint with the Texas athletic commission about the size of Nelson’s well-known beard. Cormier put in a request that Nelson would have to shave or trim the substantial swath of...

Oct 17, 2013 6:42 am

Roy Nelson: This is probably the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had

In the MMA game, some training camps go good and some training camps go bad, and according to UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) his latest camp was the latter of the two: “This has actually probably been the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had,” Nelson admitted on Wednesday. “It is what it...

Oct 16, 2013 10:12 am

Daniel Cormier: Everyone’s Chin Expires, Even Roy Nelson’s

“Every person, every tough guy you’ve ever seen fight, whether it’s in boxing or martial arts who is known for having a great chin — there’s an expiration date on that. There’s a number these guys can take. What if the last one from Stipe Miocic was the one that was one too many? Maybe...

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....