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Roy Nelson: What a Bully

What you see here is a video from the Grappler’s Quest IV 8-man absolute division tournament finals.  Roy Nelson got there by beating Frank Mir via points in the first round, then Brandon Vera via kneebar in the semis.  In the finals he met a very pumped up Diego Sanchez, and although Nelson’s cardio begins failing him about halfway through the match, his size and strength advantage helps him toss "The Nightmare" all over the mat, effectively negating Sanchez’s positive mental attitude with sheer burlyness. 

Remember, this was back in 2003.  That’s the same year Kimbo Slice began to get his internet brawl on.  Does it put things in perspective to remember that back when Kimbo was throwing haymakers against nightclub bouncers in somebody’s backyard, "Big Country" was running through a grappling tournament full of UFC fighters, despite getting so exhausted that the expression on his face alone made onlookers want to vomit?  Yeah, probably.  Kimbo may have gotten the equivalent of an online associates degree in grappling via his recent crash courses, but Roy has a goddamn doctorate in this stuff.

Just for the sake of contrast, check out the video after the jump.  If Nelson doesn’t get tomorrow night’s "Ultimate Fighter" match-up to the ground right away, Greg Jackson is going to end up wondering why he even bothers to come up with gameplans for these jokers.

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mybongsnameisgreenmeenie- September 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm
@ Walrus

Since you didn't finish quoting me, I'll do it for you.

"bj penn would smoke roy on the ground, whats he gonna do to diego?"

The fact that diego sanchez is in the video grappling with roy nelson being tossed around like a ragdoll, and diego sanchez fights bj penn in december, makesit a valid comment.

I feel as though bj penn would submit roy nelson, and by proxy, will submit diego.

nice attempt at being a smart ass, but there's your relevance.

and as far as how sugar ray leonard would do? i'm not sure, he really does have nothing to do with anything here

GiveItALittleTappy- September 30, 2009 at 11:04 am
anyone know who Diego had to beat to get to the final??
Clyde- September 30, 2009 at 5:16 am
Really? I agree that BJ has skill on the mat that Roy couldn't dream of, but I think the 100lb weight advantage may go a long way towards levelling that playing field. And flattening BJ smoothly accross it like a pancake.
Walrus- September 29, 2009 at 9:44 pm
It's always funny when someone brings up a fighter that has no relevance to the article at all.

"bj penn would smoke roy on the ground"


How do you feel Sugar Ray Leonard would do?
steampunk22- September 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm
Nice video, gj CP, I actually really liked this.

I always am surprised though that Nelson let himself go as much as he did, he looks good in these old videos it wouldve been nice to see him really keep it together, not like he's a shitty fighter or anything NOW but, you cant help but think it would be a good idea to get back to this weight
MMAComments2- September 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm
I say this.....I hope Roy Nelson loses and kimbo wins. How is that for smart?
mybongsnameisgreenmeenie- September 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm
bj penn would smoke roy on the ground, whats he gonna do to diego?
Contraband- September 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm
/\ Thanks for being a Dick.
Walrus- September 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Whata wiley fat-boy
BallPtPenTheif- September 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm
/\ Thanks for mentioning something that doesn't fucking matter.
Homoplata- September 29, 2009 at 3:50 pm
... diego no
destinationblood- September 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm
In the first video, the dood from tapout with the afro is in the background watching.....
Viva Hate- September 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm
I say if Kimbo makes it to the UFC first match up should be against Sean Gannon, not Seth Pertrizulli. I want to see the Gannon/Kimbo rematch, this time without his boys jumping in.