For any potential heavyweight opponents out there considering blocking Fabricio Werdum’s knees with your forehead, you might want to reconsider your strategy. Following Saturday’s lopsided unanimous decision defeat to the Brazilian, Roy Nelson posted the above picture of his redesigned mug for your viewing pleasure.
“Here is the cut from me head butting werdum’s knee in the 1st. My face is fine, forehead is a little sore,” Nelson tweeted.
“Big Country” wasn’t able to attend the UFC 143 post-fight press conference, but company president Dana White once again expressed uncertainty regarding Nelson’s future inside the Octagon. The likeable 265-pounder has dropped three of his last four fights.
“Why would he cut me I’m still top of the HWY division ask any HWY and if they say differ I will fight them,” Nelson wrote in response to a fan inquiring about his employment status.
White has been critical of Nelson’s weight in the past, but to the 35-year-old’s credit, he has dropped a total of 17 pounds over his last four trips to the scales. He weighed 263 for UFC 117, 260 for UFC 130, 252 (while wearing a fat suit) for UFC 137 and notched 246 this past Friday.