Roy Nelson: Junior dos Santos is 'hands down' the best heavyweight in the UFC

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Props: Las Vegas Sun

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"If I could pick my way to the top, this is one of the fastest ways to do it. I wanted to fight for the belt my very first fight, so this is OK with me.... Hands down, I think he's the best guy in the UFC right now. This is my title fight, because I look at it as I think this guy can beat the guy who has the belt. I think Junior is the best.... If I didn't think I was the best in the world, I'd be fighting in another organization. I'm always the guy who wants to challenge myself."

Brock who? The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 winner, Roy Nelson, feels his fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 117: "Silva vs. Sonnen" is for the real heavyweight title. "Big Country" gushes over his Brazilian counter part, saying that he's the future of the division. And if he can defeat dos Santos the Saturday night, that a real championship bout against Lesnar would seemingly be less of a challenge. Is Nelson onto something here? Perhaps more important, does the Country Club-trained, Burger King-eating unabashed pot-bellied brawler have a legitimate shot at handing dos Santos his first-ever UFC loss?

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