UFC heavyweight veteran Roy “Big Country” Nelson scored knockout number 14 of his storied mixed martial arts career at last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event in Brazil.
Nelson caught his opponent, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio Silva, with a massive uppercut late in round two that sent “Bigfoot” crashing to the canvas. Roy quickly followed Silva to the floor where he unleashed some heavy ground and pound strikes which eventually prompted referee John McCarthy to step in and stop the bout.
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Following his knockout victory, Nelson was irate and flipped off the veteran referee for what he thought was a late stoppage to the contest. “Big Country” then proceeded to walk over and kick “Big John” in the butt while the referee was checking on the injured “Bigfoot”.
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Roy Nelson did send out a short apology to John McCarthy for his post-fight actions following last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event.
Here is how fellow UFC fighters reacted to Roy Nelson’s post-fight antics:
The only kick Roy Nelson's ever throw in a fight is against Big John McCarthy #UFCBrasilia
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 25, 2016
You can be upset but not cool for a fighter to hit a ref. Don't want to hit a fighter more so I'll hit ref instead? #UFCBrasilia
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) September 25, 2016
— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) September 25, 2016
I wonder if ppl react to what big country just did like everyone reacted to me last week hmmm????
— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) September 25, 2016
Roy Nelson just kicked Big Dan's butt, and no I don't mean Big foot 😂 #UFCBrasilia
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 25, 2016
His knockout victory over Antonio Silva marked Roy Nelson’s second win in his past three octagon appearances. His lone loss in that time was a controversial split-decision setback to Derrick Lewis in July.
Who would you like to see “Big Country” fight next? Do you think the heavyweight will be suspended and fined for his post-fight actions at UFC Fight Night 95? Sound off PENN Nation!