Roy Nelson: UFC will never give me title shot

by Stephie Daniels
May 23, 2013

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?