UFC Quick Quote: Roy Nelson is one of the hardest workers in mixed martial arts

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Don’t let the physique fool you, as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is one of the hardest workers in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), according to training partner Muhammed Lawal.

"People want to talk about Roy's physique, but Roy trains hard, you know what I'm saying? He's one of the hardest workers I've been around, as far as pushing through, you know, Roy goes hard."

Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Lawal says, despite popular belief, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Roy Nelson is one of the hardest workers he's ever met and puts it all on the line when training for a fight. "King Mo" has spent some time training at Nelson's "Country Club" in Las Vegas, Nevada, so he knows firsthand just how hard "Big Country" goes in sparring sessions. In fact, Lawal -- who appeared on "The MMA Hour" to promote his upcoming bout against Seth Petruzelli at Bellator 96 -- referred to Nelson as "Sensei Roy" because he always "snatches him up" during grappling. The jiu-jitsu black belt's cardio was in put into question last weekend (June 15, 2013) as the pudgy pugilist was visibly exhausted in his loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161. However, it's important to note that Roy took the fight and put his three-fight win streak on the line against the hard-hitting heavyweight on only two week's notice. A tall task for any big man on the UFC roster.

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