Roy Nelson: UFC will never give me title shot

by Stephie Daniels |

Stephie Daniels has conducted yet another UFC-roy-nelson-says-hes-the-barry-sanders-of-mma" target="_blank">interview that all MMA fans have to read, this time with top UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson, who is fightin Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 on June 15, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The wide-ranging interview included Nelson's not very optimistics thoughts on how he could get a title shot.

"I think they're business people," said Nelson. "That's why Chael fought last month. They don't want Mark Hunt to win. They want Junior dos Santos to fight Cain Velasquez again. It just makes sense on paper. That fight can make a lot of money. When Overeem got beat by Bigfoot, that kind of messed some things up.

"I make money no matter who I fight. Do I want a shot at the belt? Yes, of course I do. Put it this way, I am Barry Sanders on the Detroit Lions. You love to watch me, but you'll never see me play in the Super Bowl. It's just one of those things. It's about politics. It's not about fighting."

So what do you think UG? If Nelson extends his first round KO streak to four, what is next for him?

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Sweatpant King site profile image  

5/24/13 4:16 PM by Sweatpant King

Haha oops, usually better at picking that up :) my bad

dubate site profile image  

5/24/13 4:02 PM by dubate

Seriously, some of his best runs were just to get back to the line of scrimmage.

Chaelismyhero site profile image  

5/24/13 3:56 PM by Chaelismyhero

Struve, Cro Cop, was robbed vs. Rothwell who has been ranked in top 10,was robbed vs. Monson who has fought for the belt, was stood up while in side control vs. AA, Schaub has been in the top 10.

OGT site profile image  

5/24/13 3:49 PM by OGT

Lololol this

THE_REAL_AMERICAN site profile image  

5/24/13 3:36 PM by THE_REAL_AMERICAN

  It is called sarcasm... have an account for more than a few months and you will see more of this...  

Sweatpant King site profile image  

5/24/13 2:47 PM by Sweatpant King

Stupid thing to say.. How is something that happened three years ago and a 4 fight win streak later relevant to current contender status? Never go full retard, should be common knowledge these days

da Vinci 81 site profile image  

5/24/13 2:21 PM by da Vinci 81

And where did I say he was asking for one, genius?He's bitching about never getting a title shot because of politics instead of fighting and I pointed out that's not the case with him.

THE_REAL_AMERICAN site profile image  

5/24/13 1:50 PM by THE_REAL_AMERICAN

  So getting your arm handed to you by McCorkle in 1:03 would get him a title shoot.. JS  

Vindell site profile image  

5/24/13 4:02 AM by Vindell

He is able to beat most guys except the top guys. All of his wins in the UFC were against HW lower on the ladder. He has a decent amount of wins but it is not against the top people.

Enemies site profile image  

5/24/13 3:05 AM by Enemies

That might be the truth for somebody like Jon Fitch but probably not for Roy. He definitely rubs Dana the wrong way but if he KO'd dos Santos when they fought he would have had a title shot.