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Brendan Schaub: Roy Nelson has ‘definitely fought tougher guys’

Roy NelsonWhile there’s no debating which participant of tomorrow night’s The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale is the more battle tested in terms of professional experience inside of the cage, Brendan Schaub went a step further during a recent media call for the event, stating his opponent Roy Nelson has definitely faced off with ‘tougher’ competition in the past.

The pair are set to duke it out tomorrow evening, December 5 from the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, during the series finale which will air live on Spike TV.

When the former professional football player was asked what he felt like he brought to the table that Nelson had never seen before, Brendan was quick to point directly to his athleticism, combined with a more well rounded skill set than some of Big Country’s prior foes, as key elements he believed would tilt things in his favor during tomorrow evening’s showdown.

“I just think the intangibles are a little bit different than an [Andrei] Arlovski or a [Jeff] Monson,” said Schaub. “Those guys were very one dimensional.

“Roy’s had great fights and he’s definitely fought tougher guys, but I just think that my combination of speed and power, and the ability to take it wherever it goes is to my advantage.”

Undefeated with nothing but knockouts to his credit, Schaub will be looking to improve his professional fighting record to 5-0 to when he faces off with Nelson, who sports a career record of 13-4.

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