Can Roy Nelson finally lose the weight?!

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  1. Salted

    Salted Yellow Belt

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    The notion that it helps his grappling is dumb. Any benefits it gives from controlling opponents (only non elite opponents mind you) are completely canceled out by his lack of mobility and poor cardio. Every fight vs a grappler that mattered either didn't hit the ground or Roy has been out grappled in. I hate most things Dana has to say but his frustrations with Roy Nelson are starting to hold true.

    It doesnt really matter I suppose, he is getting payed and has KO'd enough guys to hold a job. Perhaps he doesn't truly want to put in the work for a true title run, and perhaps even a perfectly trained Roy Nelson wouldn't make it but shit man, it frustrating to watch.

    Oh and falling in love with that overhand isn't doing him any favors in the long run. You're telling me you can only deliver the power you have with one technique? You honestly have so much confidence with hat technique that you can't fathom it being neutralized vs a quality opponent. Call him a gimmick, a fan favorite, or even lazy, but the guy is wasting his talent. A guy with the grappling striking and chin he has can do better.
     
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    99Silva Banned Banned

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    He won't be able to lose the weight...his frame is too big.
     
  3. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC STUFF! Platinum Member

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    Who cares at this point?
    He barely shows up to fight anymore
     
  4. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    We'll if the possibility of a third consecutive loss doesn't motivate him nothing will, Dana is swinging that knife around lately.
     
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    Roy on Cormier and fighting in "either division":
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/10/...ght-for-the-belt-in-either-hw-or-lhw-division
     
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    No he can't. But the UFC can surely lose it by releasing him NOW.
     
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    The frame that fits around his abdominal cavity and is built on...constant dissapointment, maybe?

    Roy isn't going to lose any weight. He is comfortable where he is, he is late in his career and get as far as he is ever going to get.
     

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