Besides having one of the best nicknames in the fight game, Roy “Big Country’ Nelson is famous for taking people’s heads off. He also won the season of the Ultimate Fighter that Kimbo Slice was on, but that is pretty irrelevant these days.
A one-time heavyweight contender, Nelson has hit some hard times lately, dropping consecutive decisions to Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. For a guy who refuses to shut up when it comes to his opinion, he surely needs an explosive win, and Antonio Nogueira would be a pretty good win for him.
Nelson has a big mouth, and he uses it constantly. This is bad news for him. Usually, when you are winning and doing it in impressive fashion, Dana White will give you some room for controversy. Nelson, on the other hand, is not in that position right now and that is why he needs to knock out Nogueira.
Can he do it? Absolutely, seeing as Nogueira has been seriously injured in his last couple of fights and the small little fact that Nelson throws some of the heaviest punches in MMA.
The other reason that he needs a knockout is because he is an interesting part of the heavyweight division. He comes in rough and rugged and in no way shape or form polished. But, he can go into the Octagon and knock any man out; believe it or not, people love that. People will pay to watch a big guy throw bombs, and there is none better at that in the UFC than Big Country.