"I think my feelings were a little hurt. I was hoping they could find somebody to replace [Carwin]. This is one of the biggest cards of the year, and I was in the co-main event, and I was really trying to make sure my knee was better. The UFC really pushed me hard to get through with my rehab so I could fight on this card. My doctors said I shouldn't fight again until February or March, but I stepped up because the UFC wanted me to. I stepped up for the UFC, and I hoped they would do the same for me. The thing is nobody wants to fight a fat guy like me. Cro Cop is a legend in this sport, and I would've loved to have fought him. I'd like to fight [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira for the same reason. I'd love to fight [Alistair] Overeem, Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker. [UFC President] Dana White asks people, 'So, you want to be a f---ing fighter?' I love to fight. I'm one of those guys."
Heavyweight Roy Nelson makes it known he's not happy with the UFC for pulling him off their annual New Year's card on January 1. He was originally scheduled to face off with Shane Carwin before "The Engineer" had to hit the shop for some repairs to his back. That surgery is scheduled for November 2 and there's been no timetable set for his return. That leaves "Big Country" without an opponent but the portly slugger is ready and willing to fight whoever the company puts in front of him. After opening his UFC career with two knockout victories, over Brendan Schaub and Stefan Struve respectively, Nelson was looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to current number one contender Junior dos Santos. Should the former International Fight League champion finish rehabbing his knee and wait for Carwin to get healthy? Or should the UFC find him a new opponent and get him fighting as soon as possible? Who would you like to see lock up with the big man?