Roy Nelson: Past opponents told me they juice

by Ben Fowlkes | source:

Roy Nelson has fought guys who were on steroids. He knows he has. You don’t get to be a heavyweight at this level without having gone up against at least one or two opponents who came in with a little artificial help, he told MMA Fighting.

"You just know," Nelson said. "You know by straight-out asking them. You can do it that way. Or you can go through their coaches or training partners. It’s a very small world."

"There’s some verbal combat involved. You have to trick them into coming clean, but it does happen."

"If I can compete with them, and they’re using, it just means I’m a better athlete. That’s all it means to me."

"I’ve probably been tested for steroids probably more than any other fighter that’s ever fought ... It’s like a football program. There’s always going to be some guys where it’s like, yeah, you’re the one we’ve got to test, because then the program looks clean."

Nelson, who lost to JDS and Frank Mir before stopping Cro Cop in the third, is fighting Fabricio Werdum, who is coming off a loss in Strikeforce to Alistair Overeem. Never the less, Nelson hopes the winner of the fight with Werdum gets a title shot vs. the winner of Overeem/JDS.

"I think I have a bigger fanbase than Overeem by far," Nelson explains. "I think I’m probably one of the top guys in the UFC that actually has a very huge fanbase."

"Any time you lose, it looks bad. But at the same time, every loss you take a fighter should make you improve and become a better fighter. The way I look at it is, I’d rather take my losses now before I have the belt, because then I’d have the belt to lose, if that makes sense."

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SmasherSnu site profile image  

2/3/12 2:01 PM by SmasherSnu

thinking roy doesnt juice because hes fat is ridiculous...

Bat21 site profile image  

2/3/12 12:49 PM by Bat21

EVERYBODY uses PEDs. - teh UG

Bat21 site profile image  

2/3/12 12:47 PM by Bat21

Of course they don't They'd love it if every AC in the country decided that PEDs were okay.   

DanaUsedToPiratePRIDE site profile image  

2/3/12 12:46 PM by DanaUsedToPiratePRIDE

 When they told Roy they juiced they meant they enjoy blending fresh fruits and vegetables into a juice like mixture and consuming it. The only regular liquid in Roy's diet is the Mayo on his Whopper, so he was understandably confused.

SamboMMA site profile image  

2/3/12 12:44 PM by SamboMMA

While we're at it maybe we should make a special forum for retards like you.

bhealthy site profile image  

2/3/12 11:44 AM by bhealthy

how is telling the truth about cheaters throwing them under the bus? he doesnt mention names, so no one is getting investigated based on his comments. give the weak people thier own division like the special olympics so they can feel like athletes, and no one else has to risk being "thiago silvaed"

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

2/3/12 3:49 AM by JimmersonzGlove


TheUltimateLurker site profile image  

2/3/12 3:46 AM by TheUltimateLurker

To be quite honest. Royce had considerably more muscle in his fight with Sakuraba than he did when he got fucked by Matt Hughes. Lower BFI and much more size in his upper body.

RAV site profile image  

2/2/12 10:55 AM by RAV

Ole Pride day's all the fighters were on the sauce. A LOT of fighters are still on. Four years ago, a LOT tried to get off, but then you have fighters from other countries where it's as easy to get as a pack of gum because it isn't illegal, and then coming to the states, and fighting in promotions where fighters have tried to get off.So, believe me fighters know when another fighter is on the juice, or sure suspect it, during a fight. So, now you have everyone gambling again, and trying to get back on. HGH a lot.I use to LOL, and spit my breakfast cereal out over the keyboard laughing at all the UG'ers talking about Cyborg had never tested positive, so it was for sure she was clean. Naive newbs, don't understand how it works, and how you can use, and piss clean, by cycling. I sometimes miss the aggressiveness, and all out war's of the old Pride day's. It makes for two different fighters completely. The aggression level goes WAY up.

BobD site profile image  

2/2/12 9:56 AM by BobD

Roy should remember than when you point a finger at someone, there are three more pointing back at you.  This kind of crap always circles back.