You can never tell with Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson if he’s serious or not. During a recent interview with MMAWeekly, the former pudgy puncher made comments about a possible move to pro wresting after his Herman fight on Saturday. Nelson referred to the recent contract deal that Muhammad ‘King Mo’ received for TNA and Bellator.
“I think [King Mo opened] a lot of doors for a lot of different fighters, and it actually opens up a lot of fighter’s eyes that there’s other ways to make a living, that you can actually do both sports. It’s like it’s okay to be a Deion Sanders playing football and baseball, or like a Bo Jackson playing football and baseball. It’s good that athletes can do that. After I beat Pee Wee, I might just have to call out Brock Lesnar. I might just have to go to WWE because I might just have to call him out, go to WWE, and whoop his ass.”
This is not the first time Nelson has launched shots at the former UFC heavyweight champ, Brock Lesnar. Nelson took issue with the recent talks of Lesnar being added to the UFC Hall of Fame, suggesting a ‘set up’ for Lesnar to earn the title.
“You know what? If Brock belongs in the hall of fame, so do I. It’s not that hard to win the title when it’s set up that way for you. Pretty much [a silver platter]. After Dave Herman, I guess I get a title shot. Interim! Because someone’s gonna get hurt.”
Should Nelson lose his fourth fight out of five this Saturday, he may in fact be skating on thin ice with his current employer. Either way the ‘chin from hell,’ will be putting on a show at UFC 146 against Dave Herman.