Roy Nelson’s UFC 143 scrap with Fabricio Werdum was truly an exercise in futility for “Big Country,” because it more or less showcased what we already knew about him (the man can take a beating like no other), while at the same time reinforcing the idea that Nelson has damn near refused to evolve as a MMA fighter. Yes, he has recently shown a commitment to slimming down and yes, not many of us expected him to try and submit Werdum on Saturday, but if Roy doesn’t start switching up his striking routine (aka looking for anything but a big overhand right), he can expect several more axe wounds like the one above in his future.
We love you Roy, but it might be time to depart from The Country Club for a while, because you can only change the tee box and hole locations for so long until you just get sick of playing the same course over and over again.
Speaking of axe wounds, join us below for a brief look back at some of MMA’s nastiest cuts…
The “Goat Vagina” – Marvin Eastman
The “Nighbrow” – Martin Kampmann
The “Mind’s Eye” – Miguel Torres
The “Muscle Shark Bite” – Evan Dunham
The “Strawberry Jam” – Joey Diehl
The “Abyss” – Abe Wagner
The “I Wish This Was Just a Dream” – Diego Sanchez
Enjoy your lunch, Potato Nation.