Nelson: I've been working out in cemetery

by Ben Fowlkes | source:

Ask Roy Nelson how he's been preparing for his fight against Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 137, and you'll find that "Big Country's" sense of humor is still very much intact after two straight losses.

"I've just been working out in the cemetery a lot," he told MMA Fighting recently. "I've got to get ready for the left kick. I want to see what it's like."

It's a typical Roy Nelson answer, which is to say slightly absurd and said with a straight face, as if to daring you to say, 'No, seriously.' But these aren't joking times for Nelson. After coming up short against Junior dos Santos and then Frank Mir, Nelson is facing a potentially dire situation.

Don't tell him that, of course.

"All fights are dire," Nelson said. "I've seen guys get cut after one. I've seen guys lose three or four and still have a job. In this business, there's no rhyme or reason. It's MMA. It's like when you go into the Octagon: anything can happen."

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JediJitsu site profile image  

10/24/11 3:01 PM by JediJitsu

I understood your post, and mine was not directed towards you, fren.

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10/24/11 8:05 AM by Authority Figure

Haters? Did you read my original post? Roy is an athlete, but statistically he is at risk for every obesity-related illness that the most sedentary American suffers. Type II Diabetes, Stroke, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, OBESITY, etc. I'd like him to be more serious about his career. But mostly I'd like him to join us in 2011 where when we say we love our wives, we do everything in power to stay ALIVE and HEALTHY. Roy is NOT healthy by real world terms. This isn't a message of hate, this is LOVE homie!

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10/24/11 3:42 AM by XeroxedmessiaH

No way this is real

r_o_y site profile image  

10/24/11 3:28 AM by r_o_y

what did nelson say?

DoomFarmer site profile image  

10/24/11 1:50 AM by DoomFarmer

That was an awkward interview.Wasn't funny at all. Really wish he'd drop the comedic routine.

JediJitsu site profile image  

10/24/11 12:58 AM by JediJitsu

Fuck you, buddy. I can't believe your bitch ass still hasn't been banned.

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10/24/11 12:55 AM by JediJitsu

God bless Roy Nelson. How could this man POSSIBLY have haters. Fan for life here, big country.

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10/24/11 12:35 AM by hmb

Looks like Nelson is taking the Kenny Florian approach, it will be sweet when he finally makes it to 155.

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10/24/11 12:32 AM by Proteus The Invincible

Roy is an excellent fighter. It'd be a joke if he was cut if he loses to Cro Cop.