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Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett Trade PED Barbs Before Fight

Well, that didn’t take long. Just hours after the UFC announced Roy Nelson (pictured) and Josh Barnett would headline their September 27 event in Japan, the heavyweights exchanged pleasantries on Twitter for the world to enjoy. “I HOPE @UFC DRUG TESTING IS IN EFFECT by then ;),” Nelson tweeted. Never one to back down from a good battle, Barnett was quick to return fire....
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson Vs Josh Barnett Set; Will Coach New Road To UFC: Japan Show

The UFC are headed back to Japan on September 27th for an event set to be headlined by heavyweights Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett. The event will be the finale for a new reality TV show aimed at the Japanese market titled, ‘Road To UFC: Japan’ with Nelson and Barnett serving as coaches. It sounds like a spin-off from The Ultimate Fighter format that’s better suited to this market...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson headlines UFC's return to Japan

A long awaited heavyweight bout will finally go down on September 27 as Josh Barnett meets Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night from Saitama Super Arena in Japan. UFC officials announced the new matchup on late Wednesday night. The fight will run in conjunction with a new reality show the UFC is producing called 'Road to UFC: Japan' where eight Japanese fighters will train under Barnett...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 29, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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