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what up fellas, just a little something i thought about after Big Country brought down the Skyscraper.

I can't help but think that if Roy had a physique similar to that of someone like Kongo then people would be messing their panties over the guy. I know this isn't a body building contest but seeing a guy like Kongo ******* his opponent up may look more impressive and devastating than a pot-bellied dude with a questionable hair-cut.

I know people have asked "what if Fedor had muscle?" in terms of marketability, but i do think if Nelson was bulit like a brick shit-house people would be buzzing about the guy.

is it just me? mutha' fudger has skillzzz
 

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Who needs abs and toned muscles when you've got a mullet and a belly?
 

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Abs are for ****...
i agree, but marketing menacing monsters like Brock, Carwin and Velasquez might leave Nelson as a bit of an after-thought in some fan's minds not to mention Dana and Lorenzo.
 

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Body type doesnt tell you enough about a fighter to either write someone off or hype someone up.

The reason Im not "buzzing" about him being a legit HW contender is because his wins havent been impressive enough to warrant it. He outwrestled Kimbo but he wont be able to outwrestle Brock, Cain, or Carwin. He Koed a 22year old up-and-coming Struve but I doubt he'd be able to do that against Carwin, Brock, Cain, JDS, or Mir.

You gotta love Nelson and his big belly, but I havent seen him against top HWs yet. Id like to see him fight Nog to see if he has a shot at the top 5. Is he fighting JDS now like Dana said the winner of Nelson/Struve would be?
 

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at least a belt fits him :p
 

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Body type doesnt tell you enough about a fighter to either write someone off or hype someone up.

The reason Im not "buzzing" about him being a legit HW contender is because his wins havent been impressive enough to warrant it. He outwrestled Kimbo but he wont be able to outwrestle Brock, Cain, or Carwin. He Koed a 22year old up-and-coming Struve but I doubt he'd be able to do that against Carwin, Brock, Cain, JDS, or Mir.

You gotta love Nelson and his big belly, but I havent seen him against top HWs yet. Id like to see him fight Nog to see if he has a shot at the top 5. Is he fighting JDS now like Dana said the winner of Nelson/Struve would be?
Arlovski knocked him out and it looked pretty hilarious. but i guess AA isn't a top ten HW to some people so....
 

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Arlovski knocked him out and it looked pretty hilarious. but i guess AA isn't a top ten HW to some people so....
LMAO, I love that KO, Roy goes down like he's out of Team Jackson.

 

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Arlovski knocked him out and it looked pretty hilarious. but i guess AA isn't a top ten HW to some people so....
I forgot about that Arlovski fight. He did look decent in that fight until he got ktfo. Still, I havent seen anything from him to make me believe he has a legit chance against any of the top 4 HWs.
 

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AA is a good striker and would be heck of a champion contender in the UFC if he had a good chin. That mans chin is made of glass, shatters at the first big impact.
 

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Roy Nelson isnt really a good fighter, he is only average at best. Yes, he won the Ultimate Fighter but that isnt really an accomplishment considering that the season was filled with a bunch of ex-NFL players and guys who had no real MMA experience or skill.
And yes he beat Struve but first of all he won off of one quick punch in the first round which may have been a fluke and second of all Struve isnt a fully proven or elite fighter by any means, even though he is young with tons of potential.
At the end of the day, Nelson will never even come close to sniffing a title shot in the UFC and is nowhere near the level of skill of the top-tier guys right now in the heavyweight division. Nelson will be a gatekeeper for the UFC HWs at best.
 

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And yes he beat Struve but first of all he won off of one quick punch in the first round which may have been a fluke.
No, he prepared for that punch with state of the art training technology. There is evidence.

There are tons of fighters with great physiques that nobody knows about. Winning matters the most. Sure it would have been easy for Kongo to be a star with his name, physique, and accent but the guy doesn't win when it matters. Roy is going to stick to main card based on his performances.

I give Roy a chance against anyone in the HW division, but nobody in the 'Super' heavyweight division.
 

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Lets all forget about the fact that AA caught Nelson following a complete BS stand up. Nelson also went 3 rounds with Jeff Monson (some people thought he won, I don't) who is a much better grappler than a guy like Frank Mir. Nelson has not lost a non controversial fight since he fought Josh Curran in 2006 (Never saw the fight so even that is an assumption.). Roy beat Rothwell and also should have beat Arlovski, he would have subbed AA if the ref hadn't have stood them up for no reason.
 
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UFC has marketed him well.

that Dana doesnt respect or like him shit is just a marketing ploy for TUF.

he is getting a nice build up and unlike other TUF winners he jumped pretty high up right away, fighting Struve, a legit prospect. That alone shows Dana and the UFC have respect for his talents.

He is just one win away from making serious noise and i think thats when the UFC will give him a serious push.
 

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what up fellas, just a little something i thought about after Big Country brought down the Skyscraper.

I can't help but think that if Roy had a physique similar to that of someone like Kongo then people would be messing their panties over the guy. I know this isn't a body building contest but seeing a guy like Kongo ******* his opponent up may look more impressive and devastating than a pot-bellied dude with a questionable hair-cut.

I know people have asked "what if Fedor had muscle?" in terms of marketability, but i do think if Nelson was bulit like a brick shit-house people would be buzzing about the guy.

is it just me? mutha' fudger has skillzzz
For me it has nothing to do with his lack of muscle. It projects a lack of discipline to the art and therefore a disrespect for the sport IMO. Also, he's a douchebag personality wise, that's the main reason I don't like him.
 
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