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10/18/13 5:16 PM
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It is unlikely that UFC president Dana White and UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson exchange Xmas cards. However, like other fighters that White has engaged in feuds with, Nelson has earned high-profile fights in the world's dominant MMA league.

Saturday night live on PPV, Nelson fights Daniel Cormier in the co-main event of UFC 166.

At a media event on Thursday, White took Nelson to task for his latest contract negotiation. It is usual for the UFC to sign a fighter to a new contract before the existing contract expires. Nelson, then on a three fight win streak, opted not to sign a new contract in advance of his fight with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in June.

Nelson thinking was undoubtedly that a heavyweight on a four fight win streak would be in excellent position to negotiate a contract. The nature of a gamble is that one can lose, and Nelson did, taking the fight with Miocic on short notice, and losing.

Although White doubtless came out ahead in the negotiation, he never the less expressed frustration with "Big Country" at a media event on Thursday.

“There’s definitely some different money with some guys, if you’re on a big win streak and you lost a couple in a row, you gotta adjust guys’ pay,” said White as transcribed by 5thround.com. “Sometimes, what we’ll do is we’ll do a deal with a guy, ‘If you’re here, you get paid this. If you lose, you go here.’ We usually work that stuff out ahead of time.

“It’s just weird we get in those situations, like Roy rolling the dice. Roy waited until the end of his contract – we owed him a fight, we offered him a fight, and if he didn’t take it we’d have to extend his contract. So, he took the fight instead. I just feel like he played the whole thing the wrong way when he didn’t need to play it that way.

“Roy’s no f---ing genius. Roy didn’t know he didn’t even have to take the fight. Roy didn’t even know that. There’s a lot of things Roy doesn’t know."

“You realize Roy came onto ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and had a f---ing contract with another promoter and didn’t know it. Did you know that? Yeah, I had to buy that other promoter out, during the f---ing Ultimate Fighter. That’s how smart Roy Nelson is. And I could go on for days. Roy Nelson cost me a lot of money.”


10/18/13 5:21 PM
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Cost Zuffa money... plus Nelson sells. 

10/18/13 5:26 PM
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LOL. The fucking balls of this guy. As if every dime he's earned in the past 15 years isn't off the backs of guys like Roy. "Cost" you money... get in one of your Ferrari's and GTFO with that silly shit.

I'm going to go outside now and kick my own ass for even clicking on this thread.
10/18/13 5:42 PM
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MuchRespec' - LOL. The fucking balls of this guy. As if every dime he's earned in the past 15 years isn't off the backs of guys like Roy. "Cost" you money... get in one of your Ferrari's and GTFO with that silly shit.

I'm going to go outside now and kick my own ass for even clicking on this thread.

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10/18/13 5:49 PM
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Although Roy hasn't done himself any favors with the UFC I wish Dana would stop trashing his fighters. Let the dummies on the forums do it. Derp!
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Although Roy hasn't done himself any favors with the UFC I wish Dana would stop trashing his fighters. Let the dummies on the forums do it. Derp!
10/18/13 5:53 PM
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MuchRespec' - LOL. The fucking balls of this guy. As if every dime he's earned in the past 15 years isn't off the backs of guys like Roy. "Cost" you money... get in one of your Ferrari's and GTFO with that silly shit.

I'm going to go outside now and kick my own ass for even clicking on this thread.
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10/18/13 6:01 PM
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I demand Dana list these apparent things Roy doesn't know! otherwise its just straight up slander.

10/18/13 6:06 PM
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Worth every fucking penny.

10/18/13 6:07 PM
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 Successful businesses dont keep employees that "cost" them more than they make them. Big Country probably has "cost" them some money, but he's definitely made them a truck load more than that. If it was the other way around, Dana would be the stupid one, that he so easily calls a lot of his fighters.

I don't mind Danas ranting and raving all the time, but it bothers me when he calls his employees stupid, and morons, etc. His most recent talks about Tito being the most stupid person he's ever worked with, and how he's a loser, and has lost 100 times, is pretty fucking pathetic. He was promoting Tito up until his most recent fight, and Tito played a huge roll in keeping the UFC alive during the dark days, and is also in the UFC HOF. When he demeans Tito or fighters like that, basically calling him a joke, he's calling the fans morons too for believing his bullshit when he's promoting it.

Dana, stop with the personal attacks already. It's old. So are you. Grow up.

I thought a promoter's job was to pump up his fighters, right or wrong? I dont understand the point of trashing dudes you will have to sell to the same people you were trashing them to. Isnt that just bad business? Phone Post 3.0
10/18/13 6:16 PM
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Roy Nelson MAKES you a lotta money, dickface. Phone Post 3.0
10/18/13 6:20 PM
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MuchRespec' - LOL. The fucking balls of this guy. As if every dime he's earned in the past 15 years isn't off the backs of guys like Roy. "Cost" you money... get in one of your Ferrari's and GTFO with that silly shit.

I'm going to go outside now and kick my own ass for even clicking on this thread.

You got my vote for the day. Well said.
10/18/13 6:33 PM
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What I came to say has been said. Nice. Phone Post 3.0
10/18/13 6:37 PM
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Roy definitely doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed... but I don't think he's quite as dumb as Dana says.

Tito on the other hand......... :/
10/18/13 6:46 PM
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That combo on Mitrione is gorgeous.
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That combo on Mitrione is gorgeous.
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I have a friend who buys every PPV Country is on just to watch him.

10/18/13 7:27 PM
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vu for the gifs.

I love Roy, def one of my favorite fighters for some reason.

10/18/13 7:36 PM
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Ha ha, I can totally see where Dana's coming from but Roy's awesome all the same.

As much as a pain in the ass as Roy is I bet Dana loves having him on his rosta.

Hoping Roy gets the win on Sat night. Phone Post 3.0
10/18/13 7:38 PM
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MuchRespec' - LOL. The fucking balls of this guy. As if every dime he's earned in the past 15 years isn't off the backs of guys like Roy. "Cost" you money... get in one of your Ferrari's and GTFO with that silly shit.

I'm going to go outside now and kick my own ass for even clicking on this thread.
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MuchRespec' - LOL. The fucking balls of this guy. As if every dime he's earned in the past 15 years isn't off the backs of guys like Roy. "Cost" you money... get in one of your Ferrari's and GTFO with that silly shit.

I'm going to go outside now and kick my own ass for even clicking on this thread.

exxxxactly
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The more Dana claims Big Country isn't "smart", the more I suspect Roy, or is managers are tough negotiators and are getting him the best deal possible.
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Flippin dynamite in his hands
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MuchRespec' - LOL. The fucking balls of this guy. As if every dime he's earned in the past 15 years isn't off the backs of guys like Roy. "Cost" you money... get in one of your Ferrari's and GTFO with that silly shit.

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