Set aside the fact that Roy Nelson looks like his DNA has been spliced with the Gummi Bear lineage. He is still the reigning IFL heavyweight champion and held perhaps one of the wildest looking belts in MMA (the studded snakeskin needs to make a comeback). If stomach mass was an accurate representation of MMA skill, the dude that runs the comic book shop next to my place would have been the linear super heavyweight champion for a decade now. For Roy Nelson, somehow this scientific anomaly is true however now that Big Country has apparently shed a ton of weight, we may have to retool our half-assed scientific hypothesis.
This picture that surfaced sometime this week proves two things. Roy Nelson is in the best shape he’s ever been going into his UFC 137 fight against Mirko Cro Cop, and judging by his facial hair, Nelson also knows the secret to Dwarven iron forging.