Longtime UFC veteran Roy Nelson recently signed with Bellator MMA, ending a seven plus year run with the UFC.
When it came down to it, the fighter signed with Bellator MMA due to the quality of life it brings.
“Yeah, I think it’s just one of those things — what’s best for my family, not what’s best for everybody else,” he said on The MMA Hour.
Nelson doesn’t have an opponent yet for his promotional debut, but he is expected to debut by the end of the year.
Former Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov was Nelson’s last opponent during his UFC tenure, Nelson came up short in that fight and the heavyweight feels the decision should have gone the other way.
“No, there was a lot of stuff that happened during that fight and then fight camp and stuff, so for me it was just I wanted a fight and Volkov didn’t want to fight. It’s just kind of one of those things,” he said. “I don’t know how it worked out at home, but in the arena there, everybody knows who actually won the fight. Because it’s a fight. If we’re going from the sport aspect it was, you know, tag. Because if I don’t mind getting hit from your punches, it’s like getting hit by you sister, so who cares.”
“Big Country” is just one of many high profile signings that Bellator MMA has made in recent months, with other notable signings include Ryan Bader, Rory MacDonald, Valerie Letourneau and others.
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