Roy Nelson: “What you see is what you get”

“Ultimate Fighter” season 10 winner, Roy “Big Country” Nelson recently gave his thoughts on his upcoming fight with 6’11” Stefan Struve at the end of the month, saying he’ll prepare the way he always does – “pretty much the same ol’, same ol’”

Speaking via Fight Magazine, Nelson said:

“What you see is what you get (with me). I don’t need to puff my chest out just to say ‘look how buff I am’ to make myself feel pretty. I think I actually get more attention than a Brock Lesnar or a Shane Carwin because I definitely do look different and I actually perform very well with what I do,” the former IFL champion continues. “I look like the average day man. So if I can look like the average person and actually fight my butt off, there’s (going to be) more people rooting for me than the guy who only 1% of America looks like.”

“[Training has been)] pretty much the same ol’, same ol’,” Nelson explains regarding his preparation for the co-featured event on UFC Fight Night 21. “The only thing that’s different is that we’re having the guys jump up on each other’s shoulders so I can get that height look, ya know? Plus we have them kick when they are on their shoulders. That’s like high knees (long pause). No, I’m joking. But doesn’t it sound good though?”

“He’s definitely a legitimate heavyweight, but for me it’s just another fight against one of the upper echelons of the UFC. But I definitely think I’m one of the upper echelon fighters as well. I don’t think it’s me stepping up, I just think it’s a high caliber fight.”

“I’m not like Randy Couture but I know I’m getting up there in age so I want to fight 3 or 4 times a year I’d like to fight Brock Lesnar or whoever has the belt. If I have to fight for the TV championship belt, that’s fine, but I prefer to fight for the actual real belt.”

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