Roy Nelson's Blogs

  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson - Heavyweight legend Mark Hunt returns to Japan for a headlining clash against fellow knockout artist Roy Nelson.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano - It's the biggest night in women's UFC history as female athletes get top and co-main billing. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown for the fifth time, this time against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ronda Rousey: My Fight - Ronda Rousey's exclusive, first person account from her heated UFC 190 title defense against Bethe Correia.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Rousey v Holm - An all-access look at the lives and training camps of four elite fighters leading up to the UFC 193 event in Melbourne, Australia.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche - See how champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche prepare to make MMA history as their women's bout is the first to take place inside the Octagon.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - Weigh-in for UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm, before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the bantamweight title in Melbourne, Australia.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche - The first ever women's fight in UFC history, as UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey takes on Liz Carmouche.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 48 - A four-man tournament between Myron Dennis, Andres Van Engelen, Manny Mancha and Brian Collette; Ryan Spann fights Leo Leite for Middleweight.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - Weigh-in for UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm, before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the bantamweight title in Melbourne, Australia.

    12:30 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Fight Night - Featuring Zab Judah, Joesph Agbeko, Ava Knight, and Chuy Gutierrez. From the D Hotel in Las Vegas.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 405 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten preview UFC 193; MIchael Schiavello and Pat Miletich recap Legacy FC 48; interviews with Ray Sefo, T.J. Dillashaw and Duane Ludwig.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Belfort vs. Henderson 3 - Piotr Hallmann vs. Alex Oliveira, lightweight bout; Anthony Birchak vs. Thomas Almeida, bantamweight bout; Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira, light heavyweight bout; Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson, middleweight bout. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Rousey vs. Holm - An all-access look at the lives and training camps of four elite fighters leading up to the UFC 193 event in Melbourne, Australia.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano - It's the biggest night in women's UFC history as female athletes get top and co-main billing. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown for the fifth time, this time against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Rousey vs. Holm; An all-access look at the lives and training camps of four elite fighters leading up to the UFC 193 event in Melbourne, Australia.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson - Heavyweight legend Mark Hunt returns to Japan for a headlining clash against fellow knockout artist Roy Nelson.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Belfort vs. Henderson 3 – Prelims Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza, featherweight bout; Thiago Tavares vs. Clay Guida, featherweight bout; Johnny Case vs. Yan Cabral, lightweight bout; Abel Trujillo vs. Gleison Tibau, lightweight bout. From Sau Paulo, Brazil.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 5: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Just Do Something - The pressure of the competition starts to weigh on one of the fighters as Urijah and Conor prepare for the fourth preliminary fight featuring two hungry young competitors. Both teams get a chance to relax during a night out with the coaches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson - Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans meets Dan Henderson in what both hope is a quest for title contention. Plus, heavyweights Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic square off.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni - We bring you exciting finishes from the top-tier fighters who first made their names on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, including Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez, Roy Nelson, Nate Diaz, and T.J. Dillashaw.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Prelims
    KJ Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos; Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman; Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt; CB Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch. From Houston.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - The UFC's best fighters made unforgettable marks as soon as they got to the organization. See the Octagon debuts of Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, Alexander Gustafsson, Conor McGregor and more on UFC Unleashed.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts - Fastest finishes in MMA history -- knockouts that took 60 seconds or less. With Johny Hendricks, B.J. Penn, The Korean Zombie and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Vicious head-kick knockout highlights from Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi From the Centre, Montreal, Canada.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Women's Bantamweights

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bader vs. Saint Preux – Prelims - From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 30 - Part 2

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor

    11:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Nelson vs. Barnett – Prelims - Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani; Yusuke Kasuya vs. Nick Hein; Li Jingliang vs. Keita Nakamura; Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno. From the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Nelson vs. Barnett - Teruto Ishihara vs. Mizuto Hirota; Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno; George Roop vs. Takeya Mizugaki; Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi; Uriah Hall vs. Gegard Mousasi; Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett. From the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Daniel Cormier - Interview with Daniel Cormier.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / Evans / Woodley

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 192: Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy - The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    5:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Counter Attack

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / Evans / Woodley

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 192: Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Attack Mode

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Fortuna vs. Velasquez

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Counter Attack

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Attack Mode

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  • UFC Fight Night Japan: The Forum Threads By: Jeff Sherwood

    Nobody gave Uriah Hall much of a chance in the co-main event, but he wound up beating Gegard Mousasi with with some amazing spinning stuff.

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  • UFC Highlight Video: Watch Josh Barnett Take it to Roy Nelson By: Mike Fridley

    Watch highlights of Josh Barnett's unanimous decision against Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night “Barnett vs. Nelson.”

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson - Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos; Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe; Rick Story vs. Brian Foster.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Miocic vs. Maldonado - Robbie Peralta vs. Rony Jason; Alexander Yakovlev vs. Demian Maia; Warlley Alves vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr.; Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Vitor Miranda; Fabio Maldonado vs. Stipe Miocic. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bader vs. Evans / Hendricks / Cormier

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - Anderson Silva makes his return to the Octagon to face Nick Diaz.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    UFC 187

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Undeniable

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Counter Attack

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Williams vs. Cuello

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Undeniable

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 1: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Europe vs. United States - 32 fighters battle for 16 spots in a competition pitting Europe against the United States.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Counter Attack

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  • UFC Full Fight Download: Roy Nelson Puts ‘Minotauro’ to Sleep By: Mike Fridley

    Relive an incredible knockout from the past as Roy Nelson stiffens Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with a perfectly-placed right hand.

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