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ROY NELSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josh Barnett targets fall return to the UFC; wants Roy Nelson next

Josh Barnett will spend his summer filming a new movie before finally targeting a return to the Octagon later this year and he's got his eye on a matchup with Roy Nelson for his next fight in the UFC. According to Barnett's manager Leland LaBarre via UFC Tonight, the former heavyweight champion was readying for a potential summer fight before he landed a movie role in a film starring...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson broke right hand against Alistair Overeem, won't need surgery

Losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 185 may or may not have taken years of his career, but it did break one of the heavyweight's hands. UFC Tonight broke the news Wed. evening that, according to Nelson's wife Jessy, "Big Country" broke his right hand in the first round of his Dallas main card bout earlier this month. According to the report, Nelson will not need surgery. The 38 year...
Via Fox Sports
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Outstrikes Roy Nelson To Decision Win At UFC 185

Alistair Overeem outpointed Roy Nelson tonight at UFC 185 with a good performance punctuated by good work to the body with knees and kicks. Round One: Kick to the thigh from Overeem amidst a tentative start. Nelson looks more eager to exchange, but they are both easing into this one slowly. Overeem jumps into a knee to the midsection. Nelson tries an overhand right, but it’s...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson not confident drug testing is making a difference

Heavyweight Roy Nelson faces one of the more notorious banned performance-enhancing drug (PED) users in recent years, Alistair Overeem, Saturday at UFC 185, so it was little surprise that the topic of doping came up. The UFC has been all over the map during the past year or so with regards to its own drug policies, testing and otherwise, culminating with a hastily-assembled press...
Via Fox Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Big Country’ clobbers ‘Big Nog’ in Abu Dhabi (Video)

A heavyweight tilt scheduled for five rounds between KO artist Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson, and mixed martial arts legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, headlined the UFC’s 39th Fight Night card earlier today inside of Abu Dhabi’s du Arena. The two 37-year-old fighters would look to put themselves back into the title talks after an unimpressive 2013 campaign, respectively. We all...
Via Fight Booth
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson demolishes Big Nog with a devastating KO

Please stop fighting, Big Nog. I don’t want to keep watching you get hurt. It’s just not fun. If you ask me, the fight between Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira should’ve been stopped about 20 seconds before Roy finally shut off Nog’s lights and maybe pulled the curtain on his career. Why did the ref even keep it going? Why must men be sent into unconsciousness before...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson Brutally KO’s Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira At UFC Fight Night 39

Roy Nelson punished Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with his right hand power punching tonight at UFC Fight Night 39, dropping him a couple of times before finally knocking him out late in the first round. Round One: We’re underway in the main event. Nogueira takes the center of the Octagon to start. ‘Big Nog’ throwing more punches, albeit tentatively. Suddenly Nelson unleashes with...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira’ Complete Betting Odds

“UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira” isn’t generating much buzz, but the Gambling Gods believe Friday’s featured attraction between Roy Nelson (pictured) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will be a close contest. Nelson is a slight -130 odds-on favorite to leave Abu Dhabi victorious, while Big Nog comes in just behind as an EVEN bet. Don’t forget, the fights start bright and...
Via 5thRound.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Roy Nelson (pictured) will snap his two-fight losing skid this weekend – that is, if you were to ask the Gambling Gods. Nelson is a slight -145 odds-on favorite to beat former interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 39. Big Nog, meanwhile, checks in just behind as a +115 underdog. DU Arena in Abu Dhabi hosts the festivities. Don’t forget, the...
Via 5thRound.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira’ Lineup Takes Last-Second Hit

The UFC delivered some not so delightful news Thursday about “The Turkish Delight.” An undisclosed injury has forced flyweight Alptekin Ozkilic out of his UFC Fight Night 39 scrap with Dustin Ortiz. With just eight days remaining until the curtain is drawn on their tango, the UFC has decided to save Ortiz for another day instead of locating a last-second substitute. The card...
Via 5thRound.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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