Ok, we all love “Big Country” Roy Nelson. His Babe Ruth’ish physique partnered with his slugging power and iron chin makes him a likeable and fun fighter. Following his decision loss to Josh Barnett back in September though, Nelson’s record dropped to 20-12, but more notably, it was his fifth loss in his last six outings. Yes, Nelson is a streaky fighter and can end any fight with one punch, but there will come a time when he must make the dreaded weight cut to remain relevant in any title hunt.
Right now, Nelson is a gate-keeper for the heavyweight division. Come on Roy, get in the gym, make what could be an easy cut, and get back into a championship picture. The light heavyweight division wouldn’t know what hit it.