Mitrione: I'm going to 'out-athlete' Nelson

source: mmamania.com
 

Fans of the sport all the way up to UFC President believe Nelson has one of, if not the best chin in all of mixed martial arts (MMA). It appears Mitrione agrees, as he told Inside MMA on AXS TV that he doesn't think Nelson can be knocked out.

Does that mean "Meathead" is going to try and outpoint "Big Country" en route to a five-round decision? Maybe, or maybe not. More than anything it means he recognizes what Nelson brings to the table and is not going to try and "reinvent the wheel" on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

"I think that I can out-athlete Roy, I think everybody knows there's no point to reinvent the wheel against Roy, he's not going to get knocked out, we know he has a phenomenal chin, he's stubborn as all hell, so he's too stubborn to get knocked out and he's too stubborn to stop walking forwards. So it really comes down to being an athlete, being intelligent about where I'm going to have my strikes and what strikes I choose to use."

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Forrest Spliffn site profile image  

12/16/12 12:06 AM by Forrest Spliffn

Mitrione confused vertical leap tests and 40 times with fighting UFC again. Hell even the NHL runs a combine these days. Even then the results have almost zero bearing on who the leagues top goons and enforcers will be. Being athletic is an asset without question . It does little good when u eat a big uppercut tho. Nice job Roy

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

12/15/12 11:28 PM by yellow wrkahlc

You forgot to not get hit.

Strength site profile image  

12/15/12 7:15 AM by Strength

Nelson is going to "out fighter him" Fighters > athletes

ortoPsy site profile image  

12/15/12 4:49 AM by ortoPsy

every single fight, mitrione has done better than i thought he would. he's 10x the fighter that was on TUF. nelson is just the same. tugboating along.. thinkin he's gonna prove that fat bellys are good for you.. mitrione by TKO

32Hunter site profile image  

12/15/12 2:39 AM by 32Hunter

Yeah I don't know shit about trucks, I figured a deer can total a car, so a Rhino could total a truck.

Wu Massacre site profile image  

12/15/12 12:15 AM by Wu Massacre

id like to see nelson out punch mitrione in the head/face

Wu Massacre site profile image  

12/15/12 12:15 AM by Wu Massacre

i like body shots a lot too but nelson tends to be a head smasher

Cung knocked my ace out site profile image  

12/15/12 12:11 AM by Cung knocked my ace out

Yes it does.Will be pulling for Roy now.

lgi site profile image  

12/15/12 12:11 AM by lgi

Meathead attacks the legs. Roy takes too much damage by the third. Meathead via tko by leg strike.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

12/15/12 12:09 AM by MMALOGIC

translation:  "Im gonna win by point fighting".