Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt.

“Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to come down to a popularity contest, he may actually have a chance to win.

Keith Kizer took on the job in 2006 and submitted his resignation on January 27, 2014.

Nelson has been linked to fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi in either April or May, although nothing has been made official.

Roy Nelson’s boss, UFC President Dana White, was not impressed when he caught wind of “Big Country’s” NSAC application, stating the following:

“What a f–king moron,” said White on Monday “Let me tell you what, if he puts in an application at f–king Kinko’s, he isn’t getting that job. Let alone the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”

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