Roy Nelson has sights set on “money fight” for his next UFC affair

Roy Nelson doesn’t really care who the UFC places in front of him inside the Octagon.

After defeating Dave Herman at UFC 146 last month, “Big Country” informed Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview that he would face any opponent going so far as to mention the infamous “to be announced”. Thought it seems that while Nelson would be down for anything, he does have a next challenger in mind.

“I just want a money fight. But if not, I’ve always wanted to fight (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira),” said Nelson while making a recent appearance on Sherdog Radio. “I’ll take the winner out of ‘Big Nog’ and Cheick Kongo. I’d love that fight.”

Nogueira and Kongo meet at UFC 149 in July.

Nelson, who is 35-years old, has gone 2-1 in his last three fights with knockout victories over Herman and Mirko Filipovic. He’s also lost to the likes of Fabricio Werdum, current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir – all of which came via decision.

“There’s so many (fights) out there,” Nelson said. “Because if you’re in the UFC, you’re the best in the world. You can fight that guy and be the next title contender. Brock (Lesnar) did it.”

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4 COMMENTS
  • MCM says:

    I love how Roy keeps throwing Brocks name out there. You know he wants that fight badly. IF Brock comes back, and Roy isn’t coming off a loss, I think that would be an awesome fight to make happen. I’d love to see him against Big Nog or Gonzaga though.

    Get that money, tubby!

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Roy versus Brock, were it to happen, would be like two carnival funhouse mirrors battling it out.

    I’d be down for that.

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  • BiG BaD BuLL says:

    Faust- That is the best simile I have ever heard.
    Well played, sir; well played.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    “Nelson, who is 35-years old, has gone 2-1 in his last three fights with knockout victories over Herman and Mirko Filipovic. He’s also lost to the likes of Fabricio Werdum, current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir – all of which came via decision.”

    All of them came by absolute ass kicking you mean? He was destroyed by all 3 of those guys. 2-1 becomes 5-5 from his his last 10. With losses to Werdum, Mir, Arlovski, Monson and Jr.

    If I never see Roy fight again (or Brock) I wont care. Id rather watch good fighters.

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