"Fights that I've seen of Roy when people do well against him is when they move forward. If he makes a mistake ... I'm a lot bigger than (Junior) Dos Santos and I hit a lot harder. I'm a taller, longer athlete ... quicker, I'll constantly pepper him with shots when he comes in and make him pay when I do hit him with something. When I hit Cheick Kongo, the punch alone threw him halfway across the Octagon. On the night of the fight, neither one of us are gonna pull any punches. If I catch him with something, I'll try to hurt him with it."
Roy Nelson fans who were impressed by "Big Country's" ability to survive three punishing rounds against the hands of Junior dos Santos back at UFC 117 ... may I introduce you to his next opponent, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. In addition to punching people "halfway across the Octagon," Mir hits "a lot harder" than the Brazilian, which could mean an early exit at UFC 130 for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 champion. Anyone think Mir's devastating hands can overcome Nelson's prodigious girth on May 28? Or is Mir confusing himself with Shane Carwin? What's your take on his pre-fight hype? See more of it here.