The banner pic above comes dangerously close to the look of something that would get posted on TMZ, it looks like Roy has gone from the lovable redneck look to straight up homeless. We know better though, that sucker is a Battle Beard™ and he’s growing it for his do or die matchup against Cro Cop next weekend. Yes, sh** just got undeniably real.
If you are new to the site, Battle Beards are a very real supernatural power that athletes across a variety of sports may call upon in certain moments of need. It’s kind of like the facial hair equivalent of the force. It adds something extra that you can’t really put your finger on. After two losses in a row, I’m not surprised that Roy has decided to take this route.
“My hair has grown out a little longer, my beard is a little longer. So definitely, we’re going to see a different Roy Nelson. I just want to basically wow people with my beard, so definitely going for that.”
“To me, I look in the mirror every day, my wife thinks I’m beautiful”
Is this what Roy needs to defeat a Cro Cop?