Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
A fighter who I'd really like to see Nelson in there with is Heath Herring, since he's so explosive and willing to fight anywhere and against anybody and I think it would be a fine measuring rod as to how Roy will match up against a solid gatekeeper. That is, if Herring even cares to fight anymore....
I think Gonzaga beats Roy anywhere this fight goes and is a pitchperfect example of the VAST differences between BJJ blackbelt skillsets, because Gabe is a freak on the ground, rather just never really has to rely on it. His striking is violent as well and would cause Roy more trouble than he can combat.
Even though Kongo's looked HORRID as of late, I'd still take him over Nelson based purely on his striking and size.
I think we'll see either Buentello or Yvel, so he can fight a striker who he can take down, and lay and pray with whilst slapping him on the head akin to what he did to Kimbo.
I was thinking the same thing man about HH, very good post, but i dunno when or if we'll see Heath again.
CK would be a great fight for Roy and it could potentially be a really good bang em up fight. I would love to see that fight, I really like Roy Nelson, he's a very good promoter and entertaining fighter.
And yes I agree with the person that said DW has it in for this guy and will probably feed him to someone like Dos Santos just so that he can receive the satisfaction of watching him get mauled.
But on the same note Dana could like Roy because he brings a fan base with him and is an entertaining fighter that fans relate too.
I dont think that ppl will under estimate Roy any longer though after that awesome knock out he had at the finale, that was textbook, a beautifully choreographed punch.