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Roy Nelson’s Twitter Is Trying To Tell Us Something…

Judging by his Twitter updates, Roy Nelson is really looking forward to tonight’s episode of "The Ultimate Fighter," perhaps so much so that he’s willing to spoil it for all 180 of his followers (and oh yeah, CagePotatoMMA is among that lucky few).  So what exactly should we take from this cryptic missive?  Let’s see if we can deconstruct these three sentences and find out what it is "Big Country" is really trying to say:

- Roy’s reference to Babe Ruth — not the candy bar — is clearly an attempt to distract fans from his own physique by reminding them of a great athlete with an even less impressive body than his own.  It’s kind of the same trick that girls use when they surround themselves with hideously-dressed bridesmaids on their wedding day.

- But Nelson’s Babe Ruth comment is actually a question: how many people know who the Babe is?  Answer: everyone who is at least aware of the existence of baseball.  And tomorrow morning, who will know who Roy Nelson is?  Everyone who is at least aware of MMA.  Which is not as many people as baseball, but still.

- Finally, Roy expresses gratitude to the man who invented baseball.  Although no one knows for sure who invented the game, Abner Doubleday usually gets the credit.  And who was he?  An army officer who served in the Civil War and, more importantly, the campaign against the Seminole Indians in Florida.  What state does Kimbo Slice call home?  Florida.

- But Doubleday also fought at Fort Sumter, which is where the first shots were fired in the Civil War on April 12, 1861.  The Union wound up surrendering Fort Sumter, but winning the war four years later.

So what does it all mean?  Obviously, Kimbo Slice stuns Roy Nelson with a big right hand in the opening seconds, but Nelson comes back to win with a choke submission late in the fight, then rewards himself with a candy bar.  Case closed.  Enjoy the show, everybody.

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Bloodlust- October 1, 2009 at 10:37 am
big deal Roy, you "called your shot" against Kimbo. your physique still has more in common with the Babe than your athletic prowess and legendary status ever will. I recall Juning Browning having Dana White "call his shot" and then deliver. It was in the fights to get into the house on tuf. (probably more impressive if you're into that kind of douchebraggery) Where is Junie now? Exactly.
fiddlefaddle- October 1, 2009 at 9:20 am
The Babe Ruth reference makes sense if you read Roy Nelson's blog on the spike website. He says that he planned to finish Kimbo with the crucifix the day before the fight, and then he went and did it, just like babe ruth would point out to left field and then smack a home run. I hate that cocky whale.

Kimbo is the man. Philospher. You don't have to be a quality fighter to be liked, you just have to have a good personality. And in the game of life that's all that really matters. Roy earned no respect from the fight and Kimbo lost very little in my opinion.
M1-Grovel- October 1, 2009 at 5:58 am
i'm so glad Dana called out big cunt tree. acting like he really did some impressive WORK in there. he always does that shit. you don't flex to Dana White cageside after a performance like that.

and fuck kimbo. he is acting the right way on the show but fact is he wouldn't put in the work with bas, then had the balls to call bas a shitty trainer after all that effort. now everyone sees once again what bas was talking about. zero ground game = can. go back to beating up smaller amateur guys in backyard brawls and quit wasting our time
Walrus- September 30, 2009 at 11:14 pm
Dana's a fool. Sure Big Country may have been arrogant talking to him after the fight...

But Jesus! Dana talks all day about a " being a real fighter". Now, I'm not saying that Roy is a "real fighter" (which he is) but God -- appreciate a man that uses the tools that he has to defeat an opponent -- which an MMA fighter does.

As Big Country said, (paraphrase) -- "Yea, I'm going to stand and bang with him, but if he hits me with a few good ones, I'm going to take it to the ground. I'm not stupid".

He did just that. It seems White is getting defensive about his investment opportunity.
Decipleofmagus- September 30, 2009 at 11:05 pm
Roy didnt do shit, Kimbo still looks flawless, and i think everyone has to admit that Kimbo earned a hell of a lot of respect, especially watching how his attitude towards fighting and how courteous and willing to learn he is. Im with Dana on this one, that was a cop out.
Rashad is so well spoken aint he- September 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm
^^ I agree. Why not attempt a sweep? Kimbo should be stronger than Roy. He just has bad leverage. In all his fights, he just seems to throw meet hooks. Use your angles, leverage him. While they say how fat he is, he only weighed 264. Kimbo does 100 pull ups of 230. He should be able to roll Roy. Roy just used his weight as a tool. It's not boxing their Dana. I lost a little respect for you on this one. He talks about how you better be a rounded fighter in MMA when he's putting doen boxing, then he dismisses a guy that seriously and almost effortlessly puts a guy in the crucifix in both rounds. You never see a crucifix because it is hard to do. Yeah Roy has experience, but Kimbo has ben with Bas for a year and had the tutalage of the greatest coach in MMA, Rampage.

All that said, Kimbo seems like a nice guy and I seriously hope he gets it to gether. The UFC can not put him against anyone with skill in the UFC. I think Sean Salmon would hand kimbo a L. I do hope he gets it together.
newbified- September 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm
Yeah, I couldn't believe Dana's comments after the fight. I'm paraphrasing, but it went something along the lines of "Big Country just took the way that would mean he gets hit the least."

Well... yeah. You're gonna admonish a guy for developing a game plan focusing on his strengths and Kimbo's weakness? It was simply the path of least resistance. I didn't see Dana whining about how Kimbo just wanted to stand and brawl.
reddog- September 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm
big cuntry really is going to win this. they are already hyping kimbos return. he will probably win a fight or two, then lose the finals to big cunty in a rematch, if he makes it that far.
Geerad- September 30, 2009 at 8:30 pm
Judging by Roy's svelte physique on TUF, the final words of that twitter should read:

All I can say is I love the made who made candybar.
Homoplata- September 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Rashad is so well spoken aint he- September 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm
Woof. Kimbo got dominated. Not sure what Dana was talking about but crucifying a big name in both rounds is pretty much domination. I know Roy is a fat ass but if it was that easy, Butterbean would be world Champion.
john t- September 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm
I don't know who is Babe Ruth but I know who Babe Ruth is
whitey- September 30, 2009 at 6:31 pm
@ Dante: i concur.

oh and sloth would get DQ'd as soon as the fight started
itsgalf- September 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm
I think he's saying that he loves baseball games because he can watch it in the stands and stuff his chomper with as many hotdogs and cracker jacks as he can
Bovice- September 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm
Thanks, Roy. I won't be watching TUF tonight.

Just kidding.
Dante- September 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm
I think the were both told to say all kinds of things to really throw everyone off.
tallkitchenbags- September 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm
ummm, maybe his twitter post is as manufactured as the show itself?
GSP for Prime Minister- September 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Technically, the show isn't LIVE so he fought Kimbo WEEKS AGO.. the fact that he is referencing something that happened in the PAST as if it were occurring TODAY suggests that he's excited by it.

And that clearly implies that he WON the fight...

Thanks for ruining it, RETARD NELSON!
Onan- September 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Wow, this fight hasn't even happened yet and it's been analyzed more than the Zapruder film! No matter what happens, 10 seconds after the fight ends someone is going to come on here and post that they told you so.

The reality is that a win tonight doesn't establish Kimbo any more than a loss diminishes Roy. A loss by Kimbo doesn't mean much either.

I just hope the fight is better than that last debacle. That was a disgrace to professional MMA.
raspberrymight- September 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm
Abner Doubleday the creator of baseball? you trippin' CP

but seriously, its generally thought to be of french or English/Irish heritage. Imagine something invented by the cheese eating surrender monkeys being popular anywhere, so in closing, War Nelson!
TheSlothman- September 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm
I feel compelled to tell you the Sloth compiled a 12 -7 record fighting in small mid western shows , and recently retired to a commentating gig...
Dante- September 30, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Kimbo's brother told tmz that his brother wins decision, and that Brandon Shaub gets kicks out of the house.
MMAExpertNewb- September 30, 2009 at 4:00 pm
This article made me consider a very important question. How well would Sloth do in an MMA fight? I mean, let's assume he was put up against a mid level fighter with a solid chin and zero ground game...
MMAExpertNewb- September 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm
Here is the one possibility that nobody else has thought of. Well I mean that I rarely read what other people have to say and my memory is horrible. So on the off chance someone else did say this, I either didn't read it or forgot it...but hell I'm taking credit if it happens anyway.

Kimbo loses via TKO (via bad cardio) to Roy Nelson in the last round. Kimbo stays in the house and when another heavyweight wins but gets injured, they bring Kimbo back to fight. He wins the next fight when, due to a lack of options left, he's stuck in the cage with another guy who "likes to bang" (i.e has the ground game of a cloud), and he wins his fight. He then loses his next fight anyway.
knightrida- September 30, 2009 at 3:53 pm
I don't get what he was talking about when he mentioned the candy bar. There is one called BabY Ruth. I have never seen one called BabE Ruth. But I don't eat a lot of sugars so I wouldn't know.