Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight big men Roy Nelson and Derrick Lewis will fight this Thursday (July 7, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 89 on the undercard to the Rafael Dos Anjos Vs Eddie Alvaraz title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nelson has been going through a thought a form slump of late. He lost his last fight, but it was a unimpressive showing on the back of three straight emphatic defeats.
His opponent however, the “Black Beast” is on a three fight win streak all all three victories coming via knockout. Lewis will be looking to earn a spot inside the heavyweight divisions Top 10.
The one thing about “Big Country” is that he is only ever one over hand right from making a emphatic comeback. Despite his size, Nelson also has incredible conditioning and is straight up beast from top position and knows how to control his foe without expending energy.
Nelson eats what he wants, when he wants, wears oversized T-shirts, has a beard and 100 percent loves himself despite being a “fat guy” in a sport full of muscle. If he can help some of his fans feel better about themselves, all the better.
“My biggest thing is I want to be me,” Nelson told ESPN in the past. “I always thought the best part about sports was the bigger, faster kids who were supposed to be more athletic than me — I always beat.”
“I have a different fight philosophy than everyone else. You create your own opportunities by being yourself.”
“There are athletes out there trying to get every advantage they can, including things like muscle and low-fat percentages. I feel if I’m the better fighter, I’m the better fighter. If you paid me $2 million, I’m sure I could lose my belly. But I don’t get paid to look a certain way. I get paid to win fights. That’s what I concentrate on.”