Archive: Roy Nelson

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 24, 2013 8:45 am

Roy Nelson on His Chance of UFC Title Shot: ‘I am Barry Sanders’ of MMA

UFC fighter, Roy “Big Country” Nelson spoke with Bloody Elbow Tuesday night about his progression in the UFC’s heavyweight division.   Nelson (19-7) has been on a hot streak, winning his last three fights via first round T/KO in the past twelve months alone.  It was announced that he will be fighting Stipe Miocic at...

May 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Roy Nelson Says Belfort ‘Should Never Get a License in Las Vegas’

In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com, Roy Nelson talked about UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort. Belfort is coming off a huge KO win over former Strikeforce middleweight champion in Luke Rockhold with a spinning back-kick in the first round.  Leading up to the fight, both Rockhold and Belfort had a lot to say about the...


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 7, 2013 8:04 pm

Shane Carwin Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

It’s finally official. One of the greatest knock out artists in the UFC’s heavyweight history has finally decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional mixed martial arts. Shane Carwin made the announcement today via his trusty twitter account. Here is what the former UFC Interim Champion tweeted: “Officially retired [today],” he wrote on...

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 28, 2013 8:31 am

UFC 159 | Post-fight bonuses: Healy nabs two with win over Miller

As a strange and bizarre night comes to a close, post-fight bonuses were handed out after Saturday’s UFC 159 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The night – headlined by Jon Jones’ successful UFC light heavyweight title defense over Chael Sonnen via stoppage late in the first round – was dotted with two...

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...

Apr 10, 2013 10:53 am

Dave Herman Passes Rehab, Ready to Fight in the UFC Again

  Dave Herman is set to return to the UFC heavyweight division, having successfully completed the UFC’s requirements of him including 30 days of rehab and a passed drug test.   Entering the UFC in June 2011 with a 20-2 record, Dave Herman looked forward to a promising career ahead of him.  After his first...

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 15, 2012 5:49 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live Play by Play

Sean McClure is providing play by play for tonight’s Ultimate Fighter 16 finale. The main event features Roy Nelson versus Matt Mitrione. *** 9:52 PM Renato Laranja just called me and informed me that he has declared Roy Nelson the winner of the main event. -Roy Nelson (17-7; #10 Heavyweight) vs. Matt Mitrione (5-1) Round...

Dec 14, 2012 9:57 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joey Rivera Final TUF 16 Blog

Bio: Welterweight Champion Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera (7-1) is currently a competitor on this season of The Ultimate Fighter™ Team Carwin vs. Team Neslon, where he recently shocked the world by defeating Carwin’s #1 pick, Sam Alvey. Rivera resides in Tucson, AZ where he is the owner and head coach of APEX MMA. The 4X...

Dec 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Roy Nelson on VADA testing: “I’m just trying to clean up the sport.” | UFC News

Roy “Big Country”  Nelson has quest to make VADA testing more mainstream within the sport. He spoke with Steph Daniels last week when the Volunteer Anti-Doping Association (VADA)  proposal had been issued for 3 or 4 days with this to say: Lack of response from Mitrione on VADA testing proposal: “He told me, when we were on...

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...