As is usual, Nelson showed a ton of heart throughout the fight, absorbing tremendous punishment, but he did not mount enough offense to tip the scorecards in his favor.
The UFC loves gutsy fighters—no pun intended—who leave it all in the cage and put on a good show for the fans, but simply being entertaining isn't enough. You also need some wins.
With the loss last night, Nelson is now 1-3 in his past four fights with the UFC. If he doesn't turn things around now, he could find himself without a job soon enough.
Here's four fights Nelson could take next to help get himself back on track...