Roy really didnt need to go onto TUF and i dont know anybody who didnt favor him when the season started, he was definitely the most skilled and experienced. But it was smart on his part to get a guaranteed 6 figure, 6 fight contract with the UFC, gain a larger fan base, and becoming a TUF winner always takes their careers to next level and open new doors for themselves. Roy was very successful in his mma career and did very well in the IFL. Dont get me wrong its not that i dont think he is the real deal but i just dont think he can beat the top 4-5 hw's in the ufc. He is in the top 5 or close to the top 5 for ufc HWs but some people are overrating him. What will he do with a wrestler like cain or carwin that he cannot take down and is forced to strike with. Carwin would ko him and cain has superior and much faster striking. Dont know if he could get JDS down and do his thing but he would get KO'ed if he stood with him. I really hope that fight happens, but if not i would love to see him fight Mir or GG. they both have a good ground game and could strike well with him. Mir got killed by lesnar and carwin, GG got got ko'ed by carwin and JDS. He isnt top5 ufc hw, but he still is top 10. dont sleep on him. He is excellent on the ground and roy would have trouble with him, JDS is a much better striker and Carwin hits a lot harder than roy, so just thinking roy would knock out GG is a mistake. Please no Roy vs. rothwell, we dont want to see that shit again.
People keep forgetting his fight right b4 he went on tuf. YouTube - Andrei Arlovski Knocks Out Roy Nelson