For the mixed martial arts fans who were flab-bergasted over Roy Nelson's conditioning in his UFC 130 co-main event against Frank Mir back on May 28, there appears to be some pneu information released today that may prompt you to re-weigh your position.
"Big Country," who huffed and puffed his way to a unanimous decision loss during the "Rampage vs. Hamill" pay-per-view last Saturday night, was reportedly afflicted with walking pneumonia before, during and after the Memorial Day Weekend event, according to Sherdog.com.
Nelson, who's managed to perform at an elite level despite his prodigious girth, was lambasted by promotion president Dana White at the UFC 130 post-fight press conference, who indicated it would be in the burger "King's" best interest to lose his trademarked belly.
Even famed fight nutritionist Mike Dolce was ready to feed him some weight loss pointers but in the end, it may not have made much of a difference.
Nelson is currently on medication to help improve his condition, which he describes as "having a scab picked off his lung," but may still find himself under scrutiny upon his return.
That's why he'll reportedly consider a new training regimen to help him prepare for his transformation into "Roy 1.1."
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Champion has now dropped two straight fights inside the Octagon, which can be an unforgiving place in the new-look UFC.
Could Nelson be bounced with a third straight loss? Or will he make the necessary adjustments to prevent that from happening?