Roy Nelson Wants James Toney “Because Everybody Likes to Talk About James Toney”

Written by Tom Ngo
April 1st, 2010

Roy “Big Country” Nelson came up huge at “UFC Fight Night 21” after it took him all of 39 seconds to dispose of Stefan Struve. Although the win was electrifying, Nelson was disappointed he wasn’t able to showcase his refined overall skills.

“On a personal note, I think it was actually alright,” Nelson said of his victory at the post-fight presser. “But I went back in the locker room with my coaches, and it was everything that we did not work on.

“So I’m happy with the performance, but the things that we’ve been working on for the past two months wasn’t even there.”

The MMA funnyman added that he’ll have to hold on to his special moves for a rainy day.

“I’ll save my ninja techniques for later,” Nelson jokingly stated.

Speaking of Roy’s next outing, after collecting his second straight Octagon win en route to bumping his pro record to a respectable 15-4, Nelson started petitioning for his next opponent – newly signed boxing legend James Toney.

“James Toney, it’s one of those fights I’d actually like to see,” Nelson stated. “I don’t mind beating up on YouTube guys. I’m cool with that. But for the most part, it’s not really a fight I want to see because I want to fight the best in the world.”

Understanding that posting a victory over “Lights Out” in his mixed martial arts debut would hardly be considered an astronomical feat, Nelson still believes it would make for an interesting scrap, while the UFC reaps the financial benefits.

“[I want to fight] James Toney just because everybody likes to talk about James Toney,” Nelson said. “I think that would be a good pay-per-view fight.”

The owner of MMA’s biggest gut, and thickest mullet, didn’t expend much energy last night inside the Bojangles Coliseum, so it’s possible he could be back in action for one of the UFC’s blockbuster summer shows.

Names like Frank Mir, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Junior dos Santos may be available, so if “Big Country” is serious about challenging for the title, the opportunities for him to sit among the heavyweight elite should be provided.

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