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News Flash: Dana White and Shane Carwin Can’t Stand Roy Nelson

(He’s just jolly. Who could begrudge him that outlook?)

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?

- Elias Cepeda

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mt59801- September 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm
Roy will always be the people's champ, and Dana will always be butt-hurt about former IFL champions doing as well or better than PRIDE or WEC guys that cost him alot of money. Have you ever heard any of IFL guys belts mentioned in their introductions?
itsgalf- September 15, 2012 at 6:13 am
"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,”

So Dana White is fighting Shane Carwin? Sweeeet
itsgalf- September 15, 2012 at 6:12 am
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,”
Capital- September 15, 2012 at 5:43 am
Its not that Ray cant get more sponsors, its the UFC that has to approve them!

Thats the main issue.

Dana as always puts the blame on others!
Capital- September 15, 2012 at 5:44 am
BHOP- September 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm
Both Dana and Shane are just building up hype for their eventual fight. A grudge match gets more ratings then two guys who constantly shake hands and joke with each other. I wouldn't read too much into this.
Foolio- September 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm
yea he should totally bic his head and beard like dana and then they can both look like the marshmallow man from ghost-busters.
memling- September 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm
Of course Roy Nelson hasn't had a blue collar job. Roy Nelson comes outside once every 4 months to knock someone out, and then retreats back to his cave at the North Pole until Dana blows a giant horn that summons him. Roy Nelson is... Homicidal Santa Claus.
Ricardo Guitardo- September 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm
Has Roy been tested for type 2 diabetes yet? I'll bet $100 that he is a prime candidate.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm
I predict that in his twilight years as his brain begins to falter from the massive trauma it has withstood throughout the years Nelson will go rogue like an aging bull elephant. He will go on a destructive rampage of downtown Las Vegas, terrorizing hapless tourists and twenty four hour buffet owners, destroying large swaths of private property and man handling countless strippers and high priced call girls. To quell the senseless destruction he will be mercilessly euthanized by a rapid crisis response team armed with gas grenades and AR-15s.
Fried Taco- September 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm
KidDinomite- September 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Interesting how people are looked at. The way I see it, Roy Nelson is clearly enjoying his life while Carwin sounds like he spent nearly his whole life working for someone else instead of actually living it. Nelson may be a complainer, but homeboy is living his life and doesn't seem to answer to anyone but himself. That I respect.