1. Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt: An Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Later this year, the UFC will be going back to Japan for UFC Fight Night 52, and they're going to bring a great main event with them...

    Tim McTiernan Written by Tim McTiernan about 1 month ago 7,786 reads 29 comments

  2. Slugfest Alert: Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt Targeted for End of the Year

    Brace yourselves, fight fans. According to a report on UFC Tonight (h/t to Damon Martin of FOX Sports ), the UFC is in the market for a heavyweight barnburner ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 2 months ago 8,480 reads 60 comments

  3. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker April 2014 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 2,925 reads 7 comments

  4. Roy Nelson Confirms He Suffered Broken Hand in 'Big Nog' Knockout

    Roy Nelson has built a career off having an iron chin and brick-heavy hands that can—and have—settled the opposition in one clean shot...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 11,852 reads 11 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 39: 5 Key Takeaways from Abu Dhabi

    UFC Fight Night 39 took place in Abu Dhabi . The stage was built specifically for the event, and it was capped off with a big knockout win from Roy Nelson. The eight-fight card delivered quality action for an afternoon card...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 6,774 reads 6 comments

  6. Roy Nelson Still Draws Line in Sand for UFC Heavyweight Division

    Roy Nelson may never be regarded among the UFC's heavyweight elite, but at 37 years old he's still the perfect man to guard the door...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 26,415 reads 54 comments

  7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson: Twitter Reacts to Main Event

    Roy Nelson knocked Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira out cold in the main event of UFC Fight Night 39. It was not a shocking result, but it was certainly a sad one...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 15,256 reads 10 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 39: Minotauro Nogueira's Legacy Is Indestructible

    On a steamy night in Abu Dhabi , Minotauro Nogueira tried to eat a Roy Nelson right hand. Many before him have as well; most have been roughly as successful as Nogueira was...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 7,214 reads 38 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 39: What We Learned from Minotauro Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson

    Roy Nelson knocked Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira out cleanly in the first round of their heavyweight main event. Nogueira was a sitting duck for Nelson's boxing, and "Minotauro" was dropped twice prior to the final KO blow...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 30,946 reads 62 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs Nelson Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

    Heavyweights take center stage at UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, April 12. Roy "Big Country" Nelson and Minotauro Nogueira will clash with relevancy in a division at stake for both...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 3 months ago 3,801 reads 1 comments

  11. Roy Nelson Plans Knockout of PRIDE Legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

    One hopes Roy Nelson 's second trip to Abu Dhabi is better than the first. The last time Nelson visited the city that hosts tomorrow's UFC Fight Night card, he spent most of his time inside conference rooms, news studios and hotels...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 4,272 reads 10 comments

  12. Fight Night 39: Antonio 'Minotauro' Nogueira Expecting a War with Roy Nelson

    Throughout the history of mixed martial arts, few heavyweights have accrued a more storied career than Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 2,001 reads 4 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 39: Main Event of Big Country vs. Big Nog Signals Changing Times

    Perhaps the story of Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of lowered expectations—about the fighters and the kind of fight we think of as a UFC main event...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 14,674 reads 28 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 39: 3 Fighters with the Most to Gain in Abu Dhabi

    The UFC returns to Abu Dhabi this week for the first time since Frankie Edgar's improbable 2011 lightweight title win, offering up a card headlined by two solid heavyweight veterans for its Fight Pass audience...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 5,320 reads 1 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 39: Keys to Victory for Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

    Antonio Rodrigo “ Minotauro ” Nogueira and Roy Nelson will compete against one another in the main event at UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi . The two heavyweights enter the evening ranked No...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 1,968 reads 3 comments

  16. UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson Continues to Travel His Own Path

    Mixed martial arts is a sport based on individual talents, and few fighters are more tuned in to that notion than Roy Nelson ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 2,393 reads 6 comments

  17. Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Targeted for UFC Return to Abu Dhabi

    A fight between veteran heavyweights Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is being targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to Abu Dhabi , which could take place later this year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 6,768 reads 20 comments

  18. Dana White on Roy Nelson: F---King Idiot Couldn't Get a Job at Kinkos

    Roy Nelson can forget about looking to UFC President Dana White for support in his decision to apply for the executive director position of the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 6 months ago 42,494 reads 140 comments

  19. Roy Nelson Makes a Bid to Replace Keith Kizer as Head of NSAC

    Roy Nelson has earned a reputation as a joker. But on Monday, word came that he has cast his hat in the ring for one of his profession's most serious positions...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 9,497 reads 23 comments

  20. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker November 2013 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 7,751 reads 11 comments

  21. Roy Nelson: I Just Got Outpointed by Daniel Cormier, I Want a Rematch

    The UFC should go back and rename UFC 166 as "The Night of Denial." It started when Junior Dos Santos, clearly still suffering from the beating he received from Cain Velasquez, claimed Velasquez wasn't the better fighter...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 8 months ago 10,180 reads 66 comments

  22. UFC 166: Biggest Losers from Saturday's PPV

    Roy "Big Country" Nelson had his chance to earn a shot at the UFC heavyweight title in the next year. Instead, he lost a lopsided decision against a man who is working to move to light heavyweight...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 9 months ago 602 reads 0 comments

  23. Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson: What We Learned from UFC 166 Co-Main Event

    In the co-main event of UFC 166 , Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier crushed a slimmed-down Roy Nelson in the heavyweight division via unanimous decision, winning 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 9 months ago 20,874 reads 61 comments

  24. Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Fight Card: Power Ranking the 7 Most Compelling Fights

    UFC 166 goes live tonight from the Toyota Center in Houston, featuring a main event between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos...

    Nate Lawson Written by Nate Lawson about 9 months ago 1,219 reads 1 comments

  25. UFC 166: An Atypical Pre-Fight Interview with UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson

    Roy Nelson is truly in a league of his own. The iron-chinned heavyweight with cinder blocks for hands has been a staple at the highest level of the sport for the better part ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 9 months ago 9,723 reads 20 comments