Mitrione: I’m going to ‘out-athlete’ Nelson
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.”