About Roy Nelson
Nelson had to defeat the now-famous Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson) in order to get to the TUF 10 championship match. Many thought that in order to defeat Brendan Schaub, Nelson, a well-known high level grappler, would have to force him to the ground. Additionally, Schaub struck with a great flurry fairly early on in the bout, which forced Nelson to take Nelson.
down. Many people thought that Schaub’s quick recovery meant good news for Nelson’s foe.
They were mistaken.
At 3:45 in the first round, Nelson hit with a tremendous right hand that knocked Schaub down instantly. Nelson then stroked the top of the cage wall with his pretty protruding tummy. Who can forget that he was introduced as a “kung fu fighter” by the announcer before the match?
Yes, “Big Country” is a unique kind of mixed martial artist. This is his tale.
- Date of Birth: Roy Nelson was born on June 20, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Training Camp, Fighting Organization, and Nickname: Nelson trains at the ‘Country Club’ which is his home, as well as Kings MMA. He fights for the UFC, and his nickname is “Big Country”.
Martial Arts History
Nelson has trained Shaolin Kung Fu for a long time and, in 2009, earned a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie. Here is what he had to say about the peculiar topic to UFC.com (for an MMA fighter, that is).
Nelson added, “I truly started the Lohan school of Shaolin in my Sifu’s garage. “I was maybe 15 1/2 or 16. I would guess that the foundation of 95% of all martial arts is kung-fu. I put it into daily practice.”
“(With Sticky Hands) basically you’re just working with their body movement, where you’re feeling their energy, and just trying to manipulate that to your advantage.”
You can practice hitting and grappling techniques on the wooden dummy, such as grasping a leg or pushing your hips away.
IFL Championship and the Beginnings of MMA
On April 17, 2004, Nelson fought in his first professional mixed martial arts match at a Rage on the River event. He submitted Bo Cantrell in the third round to win (hammerlock). Before losing a decision to Josh Curran at a BodogFight event, he actually won his first six fights. Nelson eventually started competing for the now-defunct IFL, where he took home both their heavyweight championship and belt. Before losing the promotion, he twice defended the belt.
Beginnings of UFC
Nelson competed on The Ultimate Fighter 10 reality television series and won a six-figure contract with the UFC by defeating Brendan Schaub, Justin Wren, and Kimbo Slice. He defeated Stefan Struve in his first bout following the program by means of first-round KO.
Nelson is an excellent wrestler and submission artist. When he is on top of you on the canvas, he is a nightmare. However, Nelson’s strategy has altered. He used to be a much better grappler. He now loves to use his powerful overhand right and a lot of boxing to knock opponents to the ground. One of the best jaws in the entire globe belongs to Big Country. As a result, he is able to withstand a lot of punishment while searching for the decisive blow.