UFC President Dana White may finally get his wish as heavyweight fighter Roy “Big Country” Nelson hints of dieting improving his physique.
White has been extremely critical of the former International Fight League champion and The Ultimate Fighter winner’s decision to remain at heavyweight.
White’s criticism is not in Nelson’s ability to perform but in his appearance. Nelson tips the scales at approximately 245 – 250 pounds although he looks to be much larger than that.
Nelson is a phenomenal jiu-jitsu practitioner and his is surprisingly well-conditioned for a man his size, yet he fails to win consistently on the big stage in the UFC and many believe his weight may have something to do with it.
It seems many would rather see “Big Country” trim the fat rather than the UFC trim the fat, meaning they would rather see Nelson lose a few pounds instead of the UFC cutting ties with his contract.
Nelson had been skeptical of the idea and often shrugged off that he could not make the cut to 205-pounds, but with much more well-conditioned heavyweights taking control of the organization’s division Nelson may not have a choice if he wants to keep his job.
“Big Country” finally agreed to make the cut to light heavyweight but he is not doing it without making a friendly wager.
“The reason is my friend and I had a discussion about what was better? I think Twitter just because of use and for fans interaction, but Facebook is 20x bigger. So we decided to bet. I said if it so easy and great I should be able add 100K fans in 2 weeks because I have that on twitter. Facebook is bigger and better so this should be easy. Right?”
“Bet is I will try to get to 205 if I can add 100k to Facebook.com/RoyNelsonUFC in two weeks. I love to win bets. Plus he will have to give me a part in his next movie.”
Since the time Big Country made the announcement he has gained more than 10,000 fans.
Nelson has gone 3-3 in the UFC, most recently dropping a unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum in February.
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