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Roy Nelson using bonus money to improve his abilities

Roy Nelson using bonus money to improve his abilities

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has been the recipient of three performance-related bonuses in his last four fights. Rather than take the money and splurge on a vacation or new car, “Big Country” has decided to invest it in a property he feels is on the rise and not necessarily one on the market.

During a recent conversation with Inside MMA, Nelson explained he’d used some of his winnings to improve the quality of his training partners.

“I’ve taken that money that I’ve earned with these bonuses and re-invested in myself,” said Nelson before mentioning names like Jeff Mayweather and Muhammed Lawal.

Nelson has emerged triumphant in a trio of tilts with all of the wins featuring a first round knockout. With a title-shot in his sights, the 36-year old is looking to earn an opportunity at being crowned the division’s best.

“My biggest focus is Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. I’m eying that gold, but I’m always down to fight anybody,” explained Nelson, also pointing to Daniel Cormier as a potential opponent.

The 19-7 Nelson has scored seventeen stoppages in his career including twelve TKOs despite being a grappler by trade. In addition to Kongo the Buddha-bellied brawlier has beaten the likes of Stefan Struve, Matt Mitrione, and Brendan Schaub.

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