Roy Nelson will drop to light heavyweight if 100,000 people 'Like' him on Facebook


There's a red phone ringing somewhere deep in the bowels of the Burger King headquarters.

That's because potbellied power-puncher Roy Nelson is considering a drop to light heavyweight for his next fight under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner.

Assuming he can rack up another 100,000 "Likes" on Facebook.

"Big Country" apparently made a bet with one of his cronies that gives fans two weeks to pile on the popular social media network and let their voices be heard.

Nelson explains his motives (via Bloody Elbow) after the jump.

The reason is my friend and I had a discussion about what was better? I think twitter just because of use and for fans interaction, but Facebook is 20x bigger. So we decided to bet. I said if it so easy and great I should be able add 100K fans in 2 weeks because I have that on twitter. Facebook is bigger and better so this should be easy. Right?

Bet is I will try to get to 205 if I can add 100k to in two weeks. I love to win bets. Plus he will have to give me a part in his next movie.

Nelson (16-7) is a mediocre 3-3 as a UFC heavyweight.

After retiring a debilitated Mirko Filipovic at last year's UFC 137, he was battered and bruised across three rounds by Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143 just over a month ago, prompting promotion president Dana White to once again ask him to lose some weight.

Will he or won't he? That may depend on you.

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