I was upset enough when the best replacement the UFC could find for Shane Carwin, was Matt Mittione. Nelson, even in defeats against Dos Santos and Werdum, has displayed an almost unfinishable toughness, except of course against submissions. A sub-par opponent in Dave Herman was fun batting practice the first time, but the fans dont want to see any more softballs against this aging great one. Like Anderson Silva, the man is getting older and the window to exploit his greatness is shortening. The inspiration for this post came after seening an espn.co.uk article about possible fight with Pat freakin Barry, the guy who lost to fading Crocop. Let the iron-chinned Fabio Maldonado move up in weight to fight Nelson or something. Opponents more suitable for Nelson are: Struve for knockout number 2, Kongo, Hunt, Nog, Cormier, Carwin, Russow, Bigfoot, Barnett.