Nelson: This the 'crappiest camp that I've ever had'


Win or lose an MMA fight is only three five minute rounds or five rounds for a title, but it's the effort in the ten weeks leading up to a fight that really wins or loses a bout for an athlete. Some camps go well, some go bad, and for Roy Nelson heading into UFC 166, it was the latter:

"This has actually probably been the crappiest camp that I've ever had," Nelson admitted on Wednesday. "It is what it is."

The root of Nelson's problems began in mid-September, when his head boxing coach, Jeff Mayweather, suffered a mild heart attack after drinking an energy drink. The 49-year-old wound up hospitalized for weeks.

Doctors subsequently diagnosed Mayweather with "full-blown diabetes," and from there things only got worse.

"I lost Jeff probably about two weeks into camp," Nelson explained.

"I lost (training partner Muhammed ‘King) Mo' Lawal. I lost Ryan Martinez, because in Bellator he broke his hand. It was just one of those camps where anything possibly that could've happened, happened. So you just kind of deal with (it). I mean, I've been in the game long enough to know what I'm supposed to do and put the work in. And at the end of the day, that's what it is."

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nhbmark2 site profile image  

10/19/13 1:54 PM by nhbmark2

Is big Roy on the chopping block if he loses ?Or is he safe?

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10/18/13 4:24 AM by Letibleu

Roy has been known to play head games. Unfortunately this sounds like it's actually a really bad camp though.      

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10/17/13 11:18 PM by Carlton Fist

Laimon and BC got some tricks planned.

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10/17/13 9:47 PM by DoomFarmer

I think Nelson is playing games here.Cindy

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10/17/13 9:45 PM by Snappy Whistleteeth

Where is Cindy?-Cindy

nhbmark2 site profile image  

10/17/13 8:19 PM by nhbmark2

Crappy camp= no local McDonalds

DoomFarmer site profile image  

10/17/13 6:25 PM by DoomFarmer

Me too, Guise.Cindy

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10/17/13 6:19 PM by DatSpider

Damn, you don't want a crappy camp against Cormier. Can the beard somehow prevail?Cindy

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10/17/13 6:14 PM by SJCOTTON

U dudes need to grow upCindy

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10/17/13 6:03 PM by YonYones

DC is not the person to be fighting if you're gonna have the crappiest camp ever... And my favorite Brady Bunch kid wasCindy