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ROY NELSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Big Nog Has Knee Surgery, Says Suffered Injury Days Before Roy Nelson Fight

A legend in the sport, and certainly someone who has dealt with his fair share of injuries in his long career, Big Nog was forced to go through another surgery, this time to repair a ligament in his right knee.  The team is saying that Big Nog suffered this injury just days before his April bout against Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi, which would help explain the horrendous performance...
Via Tito Couture
June 18, 2014  |  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’ 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

TVP: 'Big Country' deletes Cro Cop

There's having a punchers chance, and there's having a punchers chance. I for one find it awful difficult to ever bet against Roy Nelson simply due to that hammer attached to his right wrist. Sure, it may be easy to avoid for the more elite fighters. And it's no secret that Roy slows down as the fight progresses. All of that said, it must be accounted for at all times...
Via hov-mma
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic steals the show at UFC 161

When compiling my hov-mma staff fight picks I always do two things. 1. Make better picks than everyone else and 2. Find myself talking up an underdog. Anyone who has read the staff pick 'em will know the former is true but the latter is worth a little more discussion. A prediction every event or so usually goes something like "If fighter X can execute his gameplan perfectly...
Via hov-mma
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic Dominates Roy Nelson at UFC 161 (Video Highlight)

If this was Roy Nelson’s final fight inside the Octagon, it certainly was not the way “Big Country” envisioned leaving the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. Nelson was thoroughly outstruck by Stipe Miocic (pictured) at UFC 161. He was rocked several times and appeared winded midway through the opening round. When it was all said and done, Nelson dropped a lopsided...
Via 5thRound.com
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

What's next for Roy Nelson after UFC 159?

Big Country keeps on keeping on! Their may be no greater anomaly in MMA than Roy "Big Country" Nelson. Competing in a sport of super athletes and a division of rangy muscle-bound killers Nelson looks somewhat out of place. To the untrained eye he is just some fat guy with a mullet trying to compete with guys who are much stronger, taller and better than him. Compete though...
Via hov-mma
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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