For years fans have wondered how UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson would fare with a slimmed down physique rather than competing against larger opponents based primarily on his porcine physique. It now appears the notion of Nelson fighting at light heavyweight is not only a possibility but interested parties can have a direct impact on his decision to do so
According to the 35-year old fighter, a casual discussion with a friend about the positives of Twitter in comparison to Facebook quickly turned into a bet with Nelson’s stakes involving a concerted effort to drop down to 205 pounds if he hits a certain mark in the next two weeks on Facebook.
“I said if it so easy and great I should be able add 100K fans in two weeks because I have that on Twitter,” wrote Nelson on his Facebook Fan Page.
Nelson has already received approximately 50,000 “Likes” on Facebook since originally posting the stakes.
Standing only 6’0, Nelson has racked up a 16-7 record with notable wins over Mirko Filipovic, Stefan Struve, and Brendan Schaub. At the urging of UFC President Dana White “Big Country” has already shed some of his excess baggage over the past year and clocked in for his February fight against Fabricio Werdum at 246 pounds.
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