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Crazy Story of the Day: Roy Nelson Will Drop to 205 If Y’all ‘Like’ Him on Facebook

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(And if enough of you follow him on Twitter, he will fight this dog to the death on live television.) 

Talk about an odd method of motivation. UFC President Dana White has long lamented over the extra baggage UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has been carrying around over the course of his career, and it appeared to have some impact, as Nelson showed up at a slim and trim 246 pounds for his most recent UFC 143 battle with Fabricio Werdum. Though the results were less than successful, it seemed as if “Big Country” had actually begun to make a commitment to shedding the unnecessary pounds that were holding him back from being a truly elite fighter. After his loss to Werdum, many were calling for the rotund Burger King enthusiast to consider a drop to light heavyweight, regardless of how long it took. Though it would undoubtedly be a mountainous task, it would ultimately benefit Nelson, who is a mere 3-3 as a heavyweight in his UFC career.

Well according to Roy, we won’t be seeing him even attempt the cut unless he gets a few more people to “like” him on Facebook. In a recent interview with BloodyElbow, Nelson managed to set aside his order of baby back ribs long enough to make a pledge to transform his body, but if and only if he added 100,000 friends/likes/whogivesafucks to his profile:

The reason is my friend and I had a discussion about what was better? I think twitter just because of use and for fans interaction, but Facebook is 20x bigger. So we decided to bet. I said if it so easy and great I should be able add 100K fans in 2 weeks because I have that on twitter. Facebook is bigger and better so this should be easy. Right?

Bet is I will try to get to 205 if I can add 100k to in two weeks. I love to win bets. Plus he will have to give me a part in his next movie.

In a somewhat contradictory assessment, Nelson later stated that he believes his page will not reach the required goal, ensuring that he will therefore not have to make the cut. A clever bit of reverse psychology? We’d like to think so, because otherwise it appears that he simply made a bet he knew was damn near unattainable in order to fake a commitment to his UFC future. And we love Roy too much to make that kind of assumption about him.

To be fair, we’ve seen this kind of marketing strategy work before. A pickle once managed to gain more popularity than superstar “rock” band Nickelback, and almost 1 million people have united over a common love of flipping their pillows over, all through the power of Facebook. Despite all this, the economy has somehow yet to recover. Mind-blowing.

Anyway, head over to Big Country’s Facebook page and “like” him if you want to see Nelson put his money where his mouth is. Just pray that he doesn’t cover said money with ketchup and nacho cheese before doing so.

-J. Jones

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Gorgzilla- March 10, 2012 at 4:31 am
He's at 100,935 likes so far. It's time for fase two: Deporkification.
BelieveInThePowerOfOne- March 6, 2012 at 2:02 am
the one with the big head is Nelson right??? Right???
ronburgundy- March 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm
he could do the jennycraig commericals and everything, isnt that what semi known people do nowadays, lose weight and gain money through jenny
intercept440- March 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm
roy would do well at 205, if he could actually lose the jenny craig porkchop......
Paste- March 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm
I think if he works on his cardio he will have a better tank, and from that he would naturally be around where he needs to be to cut to 205 for weigh ins.

And he doesn't gas like most fighters, Worst case of just gassing out in a fight recently would either be Mayhem vs Bisping, where he just couldn't move.

or Rumble Johnson... who cant seem to figure his cut out and again couldn't do anything.

When Roy gets along in a fight he just gets sloppier, he doesn't really get to the point where he just falls over... he looks like he wants to, but he is always there swinging wildly (using more energy than a clean shot would).
Me likey- March 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm
he may have thrown more punches in the 3rd but i don't think that is a justification that he doesn't gas. roy has a ton of heart but to drop down a weight class where the fighters are more athletic, explosive, and have better cardio would not benefit him. he relies on striking power and a good chin. jds, werdum, and mir all outstruck him and since he wasn't able to land the big haymaker he tired and lost.
Viva Hate- March 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm
The day Big Boy Roy drops to 205 is the day that CP gets back in the good graces of the UFC, never gonna happen.
humperdinkal- March 5, 2012 at 11:34 am
He first should get a fight vs. Mark Hunt. That would be a great fight.
SnackDaddy- March 5, 2012 at 11:29 am
I think the key here is "try" to drop. I don't think he can do it.
Paste- March 5, 2012 at 11:25 am
Sorry, let me correct my post.
He threw more strikes in the 3rd than he did in the 1st...
he didn't out throw JDS.
Paste- March 5, 2012 at 11:20 am
Roy doesn't gas in the normal meaning right now (he threw more punches in the 3rd than JDS) he just gets sweaty and sloppy, and I think that's due more to the amount of damage he takes.

if he can get to 205 and improve his striking defense he will do well.
Me likey- March 5, 2012 at 10:02 am
at 205 roy would get dismantled standing up and would gas out even faster than he does now.
NukeBlast- March 5, 2012 at 10:01 am
If he does it well he'll lose only fat weight. He'll have a better cardio, better speed, same chin...the only thing he'll miss is the belly crucifix position.
Fried Taco- March 5, 2012 at 9:53 am
If I get to 10 likes on Facebook, I will shave off my Ian McCall moustache.
The12ozCurls- March 5, 2012 at 9:45 am
Is Roy's movie star buddy Dakota Cochrane?
TellaTruth- March 5, 2012 at 9:39 am
And who is this famous movie mogle? War Machine? Oh no.
Ricardo Guitardo- March 5, 2012 at 9:39 am
Don't listen to these jerks Roy. What you should do is add another 50-60 lbs on and then you will be badass.
Cup Cheick- March 5, 2012 at 9:31 am
I need to like him on Facebook in order for him to be convinced he should lose weight and save his job..
ThePeoplesTroll- March 5, 2012 at 9:31 am
roy would do good at 205 as long as he has decent hand speed and improves his strike defense big time.
Dagnut- March 5, 2012 at 9:24 am
@ Cheeseburger ..the same absorbent force he is at heavyweight...sponge force
Cheeseburger Eddie- March 5, 2012 at 9:19 am
He'd be a force at 205, just call Dolce already Big Country!!!!