Roy “Big Country” Nelson has recently cleared up his contract issues with Roy Jones Jr. and is set to make his return to the UFC. MMAJunkie is reporting that Nelson will return to the Octagon at UFC 130 against Frank Mir.
Nelson, back in the UFC mix, wasted no time offering his opinion on Brock Lesnar and his upcoming stint as a coach on season 13 of the UFC’s reality program The Ultimate Fighter.
"I think Brock Lesnar is done," Nelson told BloodyElbow.com. "I think Brock doing TUF is one way to basically take a situation and make it win-win for him. I think Lesnar doing the show is a way to introduce Junior Dos Santos to the American fan base in the way the show does. TUF introduces "stars in the making" to the casual UFC fan and while JDS is the No. 1 contender, he still needs some help with the American fan base.”
“So the conspiracy basically comes down to the fact that Shane Carwin has no one to fight in June. I think Brock Lesnar will walk off the TUF set and then Carwin will take his spot, or Frank Mir will come in to "save the day" and fight JDS for title contention. The reason I believe Frank would be the guy is because Mir is coming off a win and I was already supposed to fight Shane, so fans were already hyped to see it.”
“Or Carwin could move in to face JDS and I could still face Frank, but it doesn't really matter to me as to who fights who because all that really matters is the fans want to see me fight somebody. A lot of things could happen over the next six weeks, but it seems a bit off that Carwin doesn't have an opponent right now and all of the top heavyweights are spoken for."