Don't count Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White among the 100,000 people who "Like" Roy Nelson's chances of dropping to light heavyweight.
"Big Country," who's been paired off against Strikeforce heavyweight import Antonio Silva for the upcoming UFC 146 pay-per-view (PPV), currently scheduled for May 26, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, teased a potential change in weight if enough fans rallied around the cause.
White (via MMA:30) doesn't see it happening:
"I don't know how that guy makes 205. He has enough trouble gettin' down to 250. I would be shocked ... or maybe he just shaves and gets down to 205, I don't know. I don't know how he's gonna do it. I'm done. I done with it. I've encouraged him to shave his face and cut his hair, too, but he doesn't wanna to listen to that, either, so whatever. If he really could get to 205, he'd be a force at 205. He'd be a scary dude. He's got great wrestling, awesome submissions, great chin, a ton of heart, and has knockout power. I mean, who knows what Roy Nelson could achieve if he applied himself. You gotta want to do it. You've got to want to get in there and take it serious. Seriously diet, seriously train, and then you're going to have to cut some weight the day of the fight. As long as I've known Roy Nelson, as long as he's been in this business, he's been big. And it's not like when you get these guys at 185 and they wrestled their entire high school and maybe college careers and they're used to cutting weight. They know what it takes. I don't think that's gonna be easy for a guy who's been big his whole life."
Hear more from White on Nelson's heavyweight future after the jump.