Nelson hopes win brings him into title mix

by Dann Stupp and John Morgan | source:

UFC 143 co-headliner Roy Nelson recently ended a two-fight skid – decision losses to now-champ Junior Dos Santos and ex-titleholder Frank Mir – with a third-round TKO of Mirko "Cro Cop" Fililpovic at UFC 137 in October. Now he looks to maintain the momentum on Saturday.

In the past five years Nelson has lost just four times. Every one of the losses came to a current or former UFC titleholder, so they're certainly forgivable.

"Everybody who's ever beat me won't beat me again," he said. "It's like, 'I've got your number now.'"

Given the recent shakeup in the UFC's heavyweight division, Saturday's winner will be in the thick of the title picture.

"This is one of those fights where it makes a big change in the heavyweight division," Nelson said. "So it's actually a big fight for the fans if they know about it."

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gotn3prid3 site profile image  

2/4/12 7:12 PM by gotn3prid3

hoy gets subbed

kinkle site profile image  

2/3/12 7:53 PM by kinkle

I love Roy, but I don't see what new he could bring to a rematch with JDS??? He is in way better shape, and beating Werdum would be a gigantic win, hopefully he will show us these new tools he'll bring if he was given a title shot.

pidgey site profile image  

2/3/12 7:49 PM by pidgey

Roy is cool and everything but he already lost to JDS and Mir, and he didnt beat any real top ranked fighter, so he's at least 2/3 wins included Werdum to a title fight.He beat CroCop, Struve and Shaub... lost to Mir and JDS... pretty far from a title shot imo.

Devlin site profile image  

2/3/12 7:34 PM by Devlin

If he finishes Werdum he still needs another 1 or 2 wins, and i wouldnt make him first choice regardless since we saw how jds vs him plays out, and it wasnt even close.

swany site profile image  

2/3/12 6:09 PM by swany

Dudes got an iron chin, but a chin has never won anyone a belt

cool ya self site profile image  

2/3/12 1:46 PM by cool ya self

I'm pretty sure JDS would beat that fat ass again and again... and again.Why is Nelson's name even being mentioned with a title shot? Shaube and Struve are his best wins, lol.

KickassMcrad site profile image  

2/3/12 1:16 PM by KickassMcrad

None Taken, But I think you're a doodie head.  WAR KUNG FU PANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Acidic site profile image  

2/3/12 1:10 PM by Acidic

no offence but surviving does mean shit if youre getting slaughtered for 3 rounds straight. there is nothing that shows how skilled he is by surviving infact it shows how weak he is compared to the higher comp. can he win against Werdum? of course  

JoeyB513 site profile image  

2/3/12 1:04 PM by JoeyB513

Berry vs Carwin and Cain vs Mir?

KickassMcrad site profile image  

2/3/12 1:03 PM by KickassMcrad

 Dos Santos Couldn't finish him. If Nelson Finishes Werdum, I think you may change your mind.