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6/5/13 4:29 PM
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 Roy Nelson is not your stereo typically looking mixed martial arts fighter. As a heavyweight, he's a bit soft around the middle, unlike most who have chiseled physiques, but as he explains it, most may not get that way naturally:

Asked why he looks so much different than the rest of his contemporaries, Nelson, who meets Stipe Miocic in the co-main event at Winnipeg's MTS Centre on June 15, left no doubt why he thinks this is the case.

"People who tend to be in our sport tend to abuse performance-enhancing drugs, so that's why I don't look like a typical UFC fighter," Nelson said.

"Yeah I mean on any given day, I know on any given day I can beat anyone else and knock out anyone else out," he said. "I'm usually looking to wrestle and grapple, but I guess the knockouts just happen."

Nelson was the star of an otherwise uneventful conference call. Having taken a swipe at other fighters over PEDs, he then finished things off with a bit of a lecture about bullying and bettering one's self.

"What separates me from other fighters is, I just want to fight," he continued, "A lot of people out there are bullies and they pick on people and call people names, you need to grow up from that and you need to become a better person."

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6/5/13 5:03 PM
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lol.

Other people take steroids. That's why I am fat.

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6/5/13 5:35 PM
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Considering he trains with King Mo, I guess he would know best.
6/5/13 8:50 PM
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PeteyWheatstraw - lol.

Other people take steroids. That's why I am fat.

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his answer makes sense.

maybe your post would make sense if he was asked solely about his weight, but like the OP says, he was asked about his weight in relation to other people. so yeah other people taking steroids is definitely very pertinent information to answer the question correctly.

good post though

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6/5/13 9:30 PM
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"My daily diet involves an entire box of count chocula with a gallon of whole milk, 2 sausage and pepperoni pizzas, 6 cheeseburgers and a diet coke. But not taking steroids is why I don't look like all the other UFC fighters." ;)

I love watching Nelson fight and I also believe steroid use is rampant in the UFC. But come the fuck on Roy!
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Use the search function op, already a couple threads on this. Phone Post 3.0
6/5/13 9:37 PM
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"he was asked about his weight in relation to other people."

True I guess. lol. If he was joking by playing that angle he's a comic genius. Sounds like something Andy Kaufman would have said. Probably the funniest thing I have ever heard him say.

Although from listening to the comment, I think he was seriously deflecting a criticism about his physique onto other people's questionable activities. Maybe if steroids came in bratwurst form Roy would have a more impressive build.
6/5/13 10:24 PM
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lets explore the idea that in the heavyweight division, fat may not be a negative thing.

when weighing 260 pounds composed mostly of muscle, how is it possible to provide all of that muscle with oxygen? the throughput of your lungs cannot possibly keep up with that of muscle, obviously you can gain massive weight in muscle but really what kind of gains can you work on for oxygen intake? there is improvement to made no doubt, but not on the same scale.

fat covers all parts of the body, so could it be argued that it is similiar to underwater training in that there is resistance everywhere? perhaps there is muscle gained from being fat say in the stabilizers that is extremely hard to produce in the gym?

how about the rigidity of muscle? obviously fat is much more fluid and the momentum or inertia could possibly flow better through the human frame than the power generated from muscle? if so fat might be more efficient for powerful striking since fat weighs less than muscle

what about absorbing damage? im on the fence for this one but perhaps the fat could disperse a strike in such a way that (for instance) maybe a strike to the liver would be less effective, whereas if the person had muscle there perhaps it would have been a finishing blow?

roy has knockout power and can take a lot of abuse so these points seem solid to me and i am opened minded enough to think that maybe (in the heavyweight division) fat is doing just as much as muscle, maybe more.

tldr; open your minds maaan

6/5/13 10:29 PM
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"how about the rigidity of muscle? obviously fat is much more fluid and the momentum or inertia could possibly flow better through the human frame than the power generated from muscle? if so fat might be more efficient for powerful striking since fat weighs less than muscle"

That is an amazing theory. Isn't there a martial art based on energy flowing through body fat like a tidal wave? If not, there should be.
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Stereo typical, not typically

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So he's saying if you are not a fat slob you must be on PEDs.?
6/6/13 10:54 AM
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Grey eagle '88 -  He is right.

I'd say at least 80% of the elite toy with chemicals... Phone Post

6/6/13 7:27 PM
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The most useful PEDs for elite level fighting have nothing to do with builing muscle. Reaction time, focus, a calm mind, oxygen uptake are vastly more important.  The PEDs for those have no effect on appearance at all.


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