Oct. 29, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Roy Nelson celebrates after winning a heavyweight bout at UFC 137 at the Mandalay Bay event center. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
When UFC President Dana White reversed his stance on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) yesterday, he didn't just anger many of the UFC's fans and media.
He also upset some of his own fighters.
Look no further than the winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 10, Roy Nelson, a fan-favorite who's slated to coach opposite Shane Carwin for the upcoming season of TUF on FX. He also happens to be one of the biggest anti-steroid proponents in the sport.
Needless to say, he wasn't very happy with his boss. "Big Country" took to twitter to voice his displeasure at White's statements:
The Juice is good @Danawhite says so as long as you don't over do it Retweet @ufc . Now I know why Overeem is OK NOW! I feel like some OJ.
Obviously, this isn't the first time that Nelson has disagreed with the boss.
Just a week ago, Nelson unveiled his list of coaches for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which included former BALCO owner Victor Conte, Olympic gold medalist and TNA wrestler Kurt Angle and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, none of which will be allowed to be on TV for the rival FX network.
Dana White even publicly stated that "Big Country" was being a "huge pain in the ass" with everything going on now that the show has begun filming.
Do you think there will be any backlash for Nelson for going against the boss? Or has the beer-bellied brawler earned amnesty with his large fanbase?