Since tonight marks the premiere of TUF 16, coached by UFC heavyweights Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin, and featuring Uncle Dana on backup vocals, it seems like a good time to round up all the vitriol spewed at Nelson by Carwin and White, as well as preview all the drama to come. In recent interviews, both Shane and the Baldfather spoke about their distaste for Big Boy Roy.
Carwin is succinct in telling Bleacher Report, ”I hate [Nelson]. I dislike him. I hate him as a person. That’s just it.”
Apparently, Shane feels that Roy poses as a hardworking blue-collar guy, but instead spends most of his time complaining. “He always has an excuse for everything. He claims to be this average, normal guy and that’s who he tries to reach too, the blue-collar workers,” Carwin tells BR.
“Well, that’s me. That’s where I came from. I was the one working at 15 years old and working concrete in construction, working at meat packing plants, throwing boxes and things like that. He hasn’t had a job in his life. This is the only thing he has ever done. He’s the farthest thing from a blue-collar worker that he claims to be.”
While Carwin chastises Nelson for not doing enough chores around the family farm as a kid, White has his own reasons for criticizing the more rotund TUF coach:
“Roy and I don’t get along. Everything that comes out of this guy’s mouth is just asinine. I’m worried that at the end of the season people are going to want to see me fight Roy Nelson instead of Shane Carwin,” White recently told Yahoo! Sports.
Not to worry, though, Carwin really wants to beat Nelson up. “Shane hates him so bad,” White assured.
Unlike Carwin, White says that he doesn’t “hate Roy Nelson. I don’t hate the guy. He’s just annoying, man.”
“Everything he says makes no sense. He’s like a conspiracy theorist…he’s the ultimate under achiever,” White went on before detailing conversations that he’d had with Nelson where Roy complained about not having enough sponsors, Dana gave him advice and then Roy promptly did the opposite of what White advised him to do.
We’re torn here, Nation, since we love Roy Nelson — mostly because he’s morbidly obese, looks like he’s styled by middle-earth warrior dwarves, and has the frame of a large welterweight but still manages to kick ass at heavyweight. On the other hand, who could argue with White when he says that Nelson evidently doesn’t take his career as seriously as he should based on how freaking fat he is?
Watch White’s full video interview on how annoying Nelson is below, and check out TUF 16 tonight on FX at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Looks like Roy has gotten under people’s skin the past six weeks during filming, and that has to make for some decent television. I mean, it has to, right?