UFC heavyweight contender Roy Nelson has applied for Keith Kizer's now vacated position with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The job pays nearly six figures, has a compelling benefits package, and is one of the most powerful positions in combat sports.
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"I have put my application in," said Nelson. "My wife and I were talking about having something besides fighting to fall back on, and I think I would be able to do some good. This is my hometown, it's where I was born and raised, so I feel it's a way for me to help further the sports."
"I haven't told (the UFC) of my intent, but I don't think they'll mind my intentions here. I think they'd probably be happy that I'm just trying to make the sport better. It would be the building of a relationship that would help the UFC, MMA and all of combat sports in Nevada."
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NV.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/Services/Recruitment/AthleticCommissionExecutiveDirector011514.pdf" target="_blank">If you want to apply, a PDF of the application can be found HERE.