Roy Nelson says UFC 146 opponent Dave Herman is "The white Jon Jones" at open workouts

Dave Herman swings mightily at John Olav Einemo last summer. Photo via Cage Religion

Dave Herman has been long considered a fighter with a boatload of potential, but now the talk might just be getting ridiculous.

During today's UFC 146 open workouts, Herman's upcoming opponent, Roy Nelson described the athletic Team Quest fighter as a "white version of Jon Jones."

See for yourself:

"He's a realistic threat. He's the white version of Jon Jones, tall, lanky, unorthodox, you don't know what you're going to expect

But that's not all. As referenced in our interview with him earlier this week, Herman is still a guy who hasn't completely strayed from his old partying ways.

"Big Country" couldn't help but throw an extra jab at the beleaguered UFC light heavyweight champion as well.

"At one time, [Dave Herman] liked to party. So, you know, just like Jon Jones."

As you've been reminded time and time again this week, Jon Jones was arrested under suspicion of DWI early Saturday morning after crashing his $190,000 Bentley into a telephone pole.

Back on topic, Dave Herman has long been lauded as a fighter with all the tools to be a great mixed martial artist. Do you feel Roy Nelson is blowing smoke or does he mean it?

Let's hear it!

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