Why Roy "Big Country" Nelson Needs To Downgrade to Big City
Without seeing his face, nine out of every 10 fight fans could tell you exactly who this fighter is in the UFC. The one that couldn't tell you who it is was eaten by the man in the picture.
All joking aside, UFC president Dana White made one thing very clear in his post-fight message to Roy Nelson: lose some weight.
While White believes that a move down to 205 would be a lifestyle change for Nelson, he thinks a more realistic goal should be put into place for the UFC heavyweight.
"How about 240? Let's make 240 Roy," White said to Ariel Helwani following the event.
"The fat thing was funny for awhile—it's not funny anymore. It's not funny when you're the co-main event and you're in a big fight like that and the fight looks the way it did tonight."
Admittedly, Nelson gave credit to Mir for making him look bad in the fight, but both Mir and Nelson looked gassed after the second round.
"Even Frank Mir, a guy's who's in shape, you know, a big, good-looking 260, gassed out and looked tired tonight too," White said.
Nelson has never been one to shy away from talk about his weight. During his time on "The Ultimate Fighter" show he made references to his weight. Even when Nelson won the finale, he said he wanted to "go get Burger King"—but has the time come for the larger than life fighter to make changes to his excessive habits?